Frequency and Clinical Significance of Incidental Findings Detected in Internal Acoustic Canal Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Patients with Audiovestibular Symptoms


Eker N., KARATAĞ O., REŞORLU M., ÖZER Ş., EKER E., GÜÇLÜ O., ...More

MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL, vol.56, no.2, pp.202-211, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.202-211
  • Keywords: Auditory diseases, central, auditory pathways, incidental findings, magnetic resonance imaging, neurotology, NEUROVASCULAR COMPRESSION SYNDROME, 8TH CRANIAL NERVE, VASCULAR LOOP, MRI, PULSATILE, EXPLAIN, CT

Abstract

Objectives: Retrocochlear pathology associated with audiovestibular symptoms is detected in very few of the patients, and most of the internal acoustic canal magnetic resonance imaging examinations (IAC-MRIs) are either completely normal or include accompanying incidental findings (IFs). The aim of our study is to reveal the presence and frequency of IFs in IAC-MRIs, together with retrocochlear lesions. In addition, we intend to emphasize the clinical importance of these IFs.