Labyrinthitis ossificans in a child with sickle cell disease: CT and MRI findings

Benjamin P. Liu, Naoko Saito, Jimmy J. Wang, Asim Z. Mian, Osamu Sakai*

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The association between sensorineural hearing loss and sickle cell disease has been described, and labyrinthine hemorrhage has been reported with sickle cell disease. We report the CT and MRI findings of labyrinthitis ossificans in a child with sickle cell disease who presented with sensorineural hearing loss. Labyrinthitis ossificans is associated with an infectious, inflammatory, or destructive insult to the membranous labyrinth; however, it has not been specifically described with sickle cell disease. Recognition of this condition is important because it affects both management and prognosis of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)999-1001
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2009


  • CT
  • Labyrinthitis ossificans
  • MRI
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Sickle cell disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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