CT Scan or Tympanogram for Otosclerosis?

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CT Scan or Tympanogram for Otosclerosis?

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?

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

Otosclerosis
by De Souza, Goycoolea & Sperling

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