Anatomy and Surgical Approach of the Ear and Temporal Bone

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The temporal bone is one of the more complex structures at the skull base that houses the hearing and vestibular organs, numerous nerves, and vessels. A host of inflammatory and neoplastic processes can occur within the temporal bone that often necessitate permanent and frozen section pathologic examination. A number of simple to complex surgical procedures are used to manage temporal bone pathology. This chapter will provide a brief overview of normal temporal bone anatomy, common surgical approaches, normal histology, and indications for pathologic examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-327
Number of pages7
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


  • Ear
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Paraganglioma
  • Petrous bone
  • Skull base
  • Temporal bone
  • Tympanoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology


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