ARRS 2022 Abstracts

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E2124. Temporal Primer: Back to the Basics
Authors
  1. Noel Miner; University of California, Irvine
  2. Christian Wishka; University of California, Irvine
  3. Christopher Nguyen; Riverside University Health System
  4. Eleanor Chu; University of California, Irvine
  5. Edward Kuoy; University of California, Irvine
Background
The temporal bone is a complex site housing multiple vital structures. A fundamental understanding of this anatomy is essential for radiologists in daily practice to be able to assess potential regions of clinical concern and to communicate critical areas of pathology.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
The goal of this exhibit is to review essential temporal bone anatomy. This presentation will review the clinical symptoms discerned by involvement of pathology at key anatomic temporal bone sites. Various regional pathologies will be looked at in case-based style with tips on how to narrow the differential diagnoses and important sites that should be detailed to assist the treating physician.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
The exhibit includes a quiz-based review of essential temporal bone anatomy including CT and MRI counterparts; review of clinical symptoms discerned by involvement at key anatomic sites; and a case-based review in quiz format of temporal bone pathologies to reinforce anatomic details.

Conclusion
When encountering temporal related pathology, one can provide value-added reports by detailing key sites of anatomic involvement and use imaging clues to help narrow the potential differential diagnoses.