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Internal auditory canal of a patient with herpes zoster oticus (MRI) (3)

Internal auditory canal (IAC) MRI image of a patient with herpes zoster oticus. The post-contrast 3D T1-weighted image shows contrast enhancement in the left vestibulocochlear nerve (small arrow) and the dura of the left IAC (large arrow). (Source: Lee J, Choi JW, Kim CH. Features of audio-vestibular deficit and 3D-FLAIR temporal bone MRI in patients with herpes zoster oticus. Viruses 2022;14[11]:2568. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International [CC-BY 4.0] license,

Associated Disorders

  • Bell palsy
  • zoster sine herpete