Otolithiasis in three dogs

Ziemer LS, Schwarz T, Sullivan M.

Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2003;44:28-31.

Mineral opacities within the tympanic bullae, termed otoliths, were detected in three dogs by means of radiography and computed tomography. Radiographic signs of otitis externa were present in two dogs. One dog had clinical signs of vestibular disease, whereas the other two dogs had no clinical evidence of ear disease. Otolithiasis may represent mineralized necrotic material of a current or previous case of otitis media.