National Temporal Bone Database

The National Temporal Bone Database contains information on archival temporal bone specimens stored in various laboratories and collections in the U.S. The database was established and is maintained by the NIDCD Temporal Bone, Hearing and Balance Pathology Resource Registry. The database contains information on approximately 7,906 cases from 23 different laboratories.

This interface allows researchers to perform simple searches to locate specimens of interest. The results will show the laboratories where specimens that match the query are located.

The database is not a substitute for the actual study of temporal bones. Please contact the individual laboratories for studying the specimens or access to the sections.

This search engine only permits simple searches by diagnosis. For more exhaustive and detailed searches, please contact the NIDCD National Temporal Bone Registry:

Csilla Haburcakova, PhD at or Felipe Santos, MD at

View temporal bone laboratories contact information.


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