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The bony otic capsule prohibits other fluid motion.
Otosclerosis: An inflammatory disease of the otic capsule of viral etiology.
Patients with bilateral temporal bone fractures that run through the otic capsule may lose their hearing.
They can manifest as sensorineural hearing loss secondary to otic capsule involvement and as vertigo; facial nerve damage is possible.
Typically, the loss is conductive, as the otic capsule is more resistant to tumor invasion.
First, children may present with neurotologic symptoms caused by early-onset otosclerosis-like lesions of the otic capsule.