Res Vestib Sci.  2018 Dec;17(4):130-133. 10.21790/rvs.2018.17.4.130.

Vestibular Histopathology in Temporal Bone

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. entnamsi@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

There are a number of reports on the pathologies of vestibular disorders. However, these studies included only a few examples, which were not quantitative but merely anecdotal or descriptive. However, a single tissue section may be relevant to a specific disease in multiple ways. The histopathological characteristics of common peripheral vestibulopathies, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Ménière's syndrome, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, and ototoxicity, have been described. A recent study validated a new quantitative method for determining vestibular otopathology. Detailed quantitative analyses of vestibular pathology are required to obtain a deeper understanding of the vestibular system. Such studies will likely reveal the pathophysiological causes of specific diseases by elucidating the correlations between structural and functional features. Therefore, histopathological studies of vestibular disorders should be performed.

Keyword

Histopathology; Temporal bone; Vestibule

MeSH Terms

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Ear, Inner
Labyrinthitis
Methods
Pathology
Temporal Bone*
Vestibular Neuronitis
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