Journal of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Busan, Ulsan, Gyeoungnam Branch of Korean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

외상 후 발생한 내이 기종 1예

김영훈1, 정현필1, 양원선2, 한수진1,*
Young-Hoon Kim1, Hyun Pil Chung1, Won Sun Yang2, Su-Jin Han1,*
1국민건강보험공단 일산병원 이비인후과
2연세대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Netional Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
*교신저자: 한수진, 411-719 경기도 고양시 일산구 백석동 1232 국민건강보험공단 일산병원 이비인후과 전화: (031) 900-0342·전송: (031) 900-0343 E-mail:

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Received: Mar 12, 2008; Accepted: Apr 28, 2008

Published Online: May 31, 2020


Pneumolabyrinth is a rare entity in temporal bone fracture. The air in the labyrinthine system is an objective evidence of an abnormal communication between the inner ear and the middle ear or mastoid cavities. We report a case of pneumolabyrinth with temporal bone facture after falling down injury in a 6-years-old boy. It caused severe hearing loss and vertigo, suggestive of destruction of inner ear. Diagnosis was made by means of a high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan of temporal bones. This patient was managed conservatively and the pneumolabyrinth was resolved spontaneously. Vertigo was cleared without improvement of hearing loss. (J Clinical Otolaryngol 2008;19:87–91)

Keywords: 내이기종; 골절; 측두골; 전정
Keywords: Pneumolabyrinth; Fracture; Temporal bone; Vestibule