Case Report

The Conundrum of Labyrinthitis Ossificans: An Etiology-Based Case Comparison and Review of Literature


  • Nidhin Das K
  • Vidhu Sharma
  • Amit Goyal

Received Date: 11.05.2023 Accepted Date: 18.07.2023 Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 0;0(0):0-0 [e-Pub]

Labyrinthitis ossificans is the formation of pathological new bone within the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear due to various local and systemic pathologies. Most commonly it occurs as a sequelae of meningitis spreading to the labyrinth, from the subarachnoid space via the cochlear aqueduct and the internal auditory canal. We are comparing three different etiological presentations of labyrinthitis ossificans; namely, tympanogenic, meningitic, and traumatic, together with their management in the light of recent advances.

Keywords: Labyrinthitis, cochlear implantation, osteogenesis, labyrinthitis ossificans, case report