CT Scan or Tympanogram for Otosclerosis - NY Otolaryngology Group

QUESTION: Would a tympanogram always reveal if someone has otosclerosis? Or is a CT scan a more conclusive way to determine if someone has otosclerosis? Would you recommend a CT Scan or Tympanogram for Otosclerosis diagnosis?

ANSWER: Although not mandatory, a CT scan done properly will reveal evidence of otosclerosis in the majority of cases.  A tympanogram is far less specific.

Thanks for your question!

Neil Sperling, MD

NYOG proudly announces the publication a new textbook co-edited by Dr. Neil Sperling.

Available from Plural Publishers in January 2014

 Otosclerosis book

by De Souza, Goycoolea & Sperling