New low-cost magnifying device for temporal bone laboratory

Vittorio Rinaldi, Manuele Casale, Antonio Moffa, Giovanni Mancini, Daniela Carioli, Didier Portmann, Michele Cassano, Lorenzo Pignataro

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Temporal bone dissection has important role in educating and training oto and skull base surgeons. Mounting of a temporal bone laboratory is expensive. A dedicated magnifying system, such as a surgical microscope or an endoscopic equipment, represents one of the most significant costs. The aim of this study is to test and demonstrate the utility of a commercial USB as a low-cost solution to equip the laboratory with a good magnifying system and illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Otology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2019



  • Temporal bone dissection
  • Temporal bone laboratory
  • Temporal bone surgical technique training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Rinaldi, V., Casale, M., Moffa, A., Mancini, G., Carioli, D., Portmann, D., Cassano, M., & Pignataro, L. (2019). New low-cost magnifying device for temporal bone laboratory. Journal of Otology, 14(2), 73-75.