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Unilateral Isolated Incus Agenesis: Detection by Virtual Endoscopy

Sarikaya, Basar MD*; Eyibilen, Ahmet MD; Aladag, Ibrahim MD; Guven, Mehmet MD; Firat, M. Murat MD*

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: July-August 2008 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p 660-661
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e318149dda7
Neuroimaging: Case Report

We report the first case of unilateral incus agenesis in the literature. Preoperative diagnosis by virtual endoscopy further enhances the significance of this case. We present thin-section temporal bone computed tomographic images and 3-dimensional reconstructed views which were all correlated with intraoperative findings. The patient was successfully treated with an ossicular prosthesis replacement.

From the Departments of *Radiology and †ENT Surgery, Gaziosmanpasa University Medical Faculty, Tokat, Turkey.

Received for publication June 1, 2007; accepted June 4, 2007.

Reprints: Basar Sarikaya, MD, Gaziosmanpasa University Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology, 60100 Tokat, Turkey (e-mail:

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.