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Vestibular Histopathology in Temporal bone
Sungil Nam
계명대학교 이비인후과, 대구, Korea
Correspondence  Sungil Nam ,Tel: 010-8856-7686, Fax: --, Email: entnamsi@dsmc.or.kr
Received: November 27, 2018;  Accepted: December 3, 2018.  Published online: December 3, 2018.
ABSTRACT
There are a number of reports on the pathologies of vestibular disorders. However, these studies included only a few examples, which were not quantitative but merely anecdotal or descriptive. However, a single tissue section may be relevant to a specific disease in multiple ways. The histopathological characteristics of common peripheral vestibulopathies, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Ménière’s syndrome, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, and ototoxicity, have been described. A recent study validated a new quantitative method for determining vestibular otopathology. Detailed quantitative analyses of vestibular pathology are required to obtain a deeper understanding of the vestibular system. Such studies will likely reveal the pathophysiological causes of specific diseases by elucidating the correlations between structural and functional features. Therefore, histopathological studies of vestibular disorders should be performed.
Keywords: Histopathology; Temporal bone; vestbule
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