1 Radiologisk Klinik, Diagnostisk Center, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 unknown3 Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging and research, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark
Petrous apex cephalocele (PAC) is a rare lesion, which represents a herniation from the posteriolateral portion of Meckel's cave into the petrous apex. The pathologic explanation is still unknown. We report a patient with clinical symptoms of facial pain, hearing loss and cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea. A computertomography and a magnetic resonance scan revealed that the symptoms were caused by PAC. The patient was later successfully operated by means of middle fossa approach.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 41, p. 2576-7