Imaging of Conductive Hearing Loss With a Normal Tympanic Membrane.

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Summary of "Imaging of Conductive Hearing Loss With a Normal Tympanic Membrane."

This article presents an approach to imaging conductive hearing loss in patients with normal tympanic membranes and discusses entities that should be checked as the radiologist evaluates this potentially complicated issue.


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Name: AJR. American journal of roentgenology
ISSN: 1546-3141
Pages: 1-8


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