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Read over sons old MRI results. It said moderate right & mild left mastoid disease airspace disease. What does it mean? The doc didn't explain it.

Read over sons old MRI results. It said moderate right & mild left mastoid disease airspace disease. What does it mean? The doc didn't explain it.

Mastoid sinuses: The mastoids are sinuses in the bone behind the ear. They can become seriously infected, causing pain and swelling behind the ear. This is often due to a chronic ear infection and may need surgery. It is common to see old signs of past sinus infection or swelling in sinuses on mri's or ct's. If the child is well, nothing needs to be done. ...Read more

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How does one manage a left mastoid pneumocele non surgically. CT scan done w/o contrast history of chronic kidney disease. ENT doesn't know how to treat.

How does one manage a left mastoid pneumocele non surgically. CT scan done w/o contrast history of chronic kidney disease. ENT doesn't know how to treat.

Depends on symptoms: If you are not suffering from the condition, I would leave it alone and monitor over time for resolution on its own which occurs quite frequently. Ask your ENT to consider putting a PE tube in affected side ear to relieve the air pressure that usually cause the condition. ...Read more

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Shadow on CT scan mastoid bone area, MRI results clear, had ear infection and still do. Would MRI only show intercrainial and not bone disease?

Shadow on CT scan mastoid bone area, MRI results clear, had ear infection and still do. Would MRI only show intercrainial and not bone disease?

Probably: Mri and ct are complementary studies so there is always the possibility that one study will show an abnormality that the other doesn't. Typically a 'shadow' in the mastoid bone means fluid and that should show up on mri. But not knowing for sure what is meant by 'shadow' in your case, I can't be 100% about that. Ask your doctor about your case specifically or an ENT specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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My result mastoid xtray consider mastoiditis bilateral more pronounched on the left what meaning of this? What the treatment I need or need surgery

My result mastoid xtray consider mastoiditis bilateral more pronounched on the left what meaning of this? What the treatment I need or need surgery

Radiology: These findings can only be utilized in the context of your clinical presentation. You may or may not need any treatment, but this should be determined by a doctor practicing clinical medicine, preferably ENT, and not by a radiologist looking at films without seeing and evaluating you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is mastoid disorder cause fatigue & passing out & extremely dizziness?

Is mastoid disorder cause fatigue & passing out & extremely dizziness?

Mastoiditis: It really depends. You have not given enough detail about your mastoid disorder. If you had a chronic infected mastoid, it is possible that it could cause some inner ear disturbance. However, this is a condition that needs a careful ear exam and possibly imaging with a CT scan. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Partial opacification of the bilateral mastoid air cells, middle ear, ethmoid air cells. Meaning?

Partial opacification of the bilateral mastoid air cells, middle ear, ethmoid air cells. Meaning?

Inflammation: May be due to allergy, a viral or bacterial infection or its residual. Need more history to better define. Speak to your doctor who ordered the test and get an understanding of what was being looked for. ...Read more

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Pain in mastoid area. What could it be?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What does very minimal fullness in the mastoid cells mean?

What does very minimal fullness in the mastoid cells mean?

Confusing: Fullness in the mastoid is a symptom, and using the term mastoid cells is a radiological diagnosis. I am guessing that your doctor ordered mastoid x-rays and the radiologist identified minimal degree of fluid in the mastoid air cells. The mastoid bone behind your ear only gets involved if you have a middle ear infection (hearing loss). So we need more specific information on your complaint. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mastoid. Have any of you heard of it?

What to do if I have a mastoid. Have any of you heard of it?

The mastoid is: A normal part of the human anatomy. If you are asking what to do if you have mastoiditis, you will need to see an otolaryngologist or otologist. ...Read more

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Fluid seen in the left mastoid air cells. What does this mean?

Who ordered imaging?: Why not ask the person who ordered the study that revealed this finding? Start there for the answer. Hard to say without knowing your story and seeing the study. ...Read more

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Knot on mastoid process bonbehindeear no other symptoms 31 yr old female been there month or 2 could it be serious or should I worry hasn't got bigger?

Knot on mastoid process bonbehindeear no other symptoms 31 yr old female been there month or 2 could it be serious or should I worry hasn't got bigger?

This is a common: Area for a cyst or an enlarged lymph node. If it is not tender and you have no ear or scalp issues it is more likely a cyst. You probably should have it looked at by your family doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for chronic MASTOID Sinusitis?

What can be done for chronic MASTOID Sinusitis?

Mastoid: See ENT, Have CT scan of mastoids, surgical procedure may be indicated depending on findings and symptoms. ...Read more

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I have fluid or debris in left mastoid 52 years old?

More information: Do you know this by x-ray, either cat scan or mri? Is this a clinical diagnosis wherein, a doctor told you this? The presence of fluid in the mastoid air cells may represent an extension of middle ear fluid. The mastoid is simply an extension of the middle ear space. Do you have symptoms of pain, fullness behind the ear? Have you had previous mastoid surgery? What is your question? ...Read more

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What is mild inflammatory change in fluid in the right mastoid air cells?

What is mild inflammatory change in fluid in the right mastoid air cells?

Infection?: Fluid in the mastoid sinuses is not common and you may be suffering from mastoiditis. Be sure to see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my mastoid process and I haven't done anything to it. It feels swollen compared to my other side. Any advice?

I've been having pain in my mastoid process and I haven't done anything to it. It feels swollen compared to my other side. Any advice?

Possibilities: It could be a muscle strain, inflammation of the attachment to the mastoid process, or a tear in the same area.
I might suggest seeing a specialist in craniofacial pain for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. You can go to www. Aacfp. Org for a list of dentists. ...Read more

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What causes swollen mastoid glands?

What causes swollen mastoid glands?

Lymph nodes: I assume you mean the glands near the mastoid processes behind the ears. Probably lymph nodes. Can be due to local infection, llike scalp infection. If it persists, see your md. ...Read more

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Headache for 12 days. What is mastoid sinus.?

Headache for 12 days. What is mastoid sinus.?

Mastoid: Sinus refers to the mastoid bone, which sits behind the ear and consists of air spaces that help drain the middle ear. ...Read more

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How to treat mastoid sinus infevtion in kids?

How to treat mastoid sinus infevtion in kids?

Antibiotics/surgery: Mastoiditis is typically bacterial and can be serious. Almost always, this should be treated with antibiotics and often should be treated by surgery. ...Read more

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Where exactly is the mastoid bone at in your body and what is it's purpose?

Where exactly is the mastoid bone at in your body and what is it's purpose?

See below: The mastoid process is behind your ear near the lower, back part of your skull. Its purpose is for attachment of facial muscles, primarily those for chewing (mastication), as well as the sternocleidomastoid muscles in your neck. ...Read more

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Mastoid bone on the right side is larger than my left. Is this normal or should I be worried?

Most likely normal: Mastoid bone is not like other bones, that have regular fixed structure. This 'bone' mostly consists of air sacs, which get air sucked into these from ear, nose and throat region. As you can imagine, the amount of air and fluid, entering these air sacs may vary, based on your medical condition. It is therefore, not surprising that one side of Mastoid may be different than the other. ...Read more

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Can a mastoid infection become meningitis?

Can a mastoid infection become meningitis?

Mastoiditis: Yes. It is important to finish all antibiotics as prescribed and follow up to make sure the infection is cleared from the mastoid. ...Read more

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Can you get meningitis from a mastoid surgery?

Can you get meningitis from a mastoid surgery?

Possibly: While it is possible to develop meningitis after mastoid surgery, it is extremely rare. The bone separating the intrcranial cabity feom the mastoid is generally intact after mastoid surgery. This prevents spread of infection to the meninges. ...Read more

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Can shingles affect the mastoid bone?

Can shingles affect the mastoid bone?

No: Shingles specifically affects nerves and would not cause any issue with our mastoid bone with the exception of pain in the overlying area. If the pain feels like it is deeper than overlying skin area, if you are having any systemic signs like fever or chills, you may want to consider mastoiditis as a diagnosis instead and should seek medical attention for antibiotics. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my son has a fractured mastoid bone?

How can I tell if my son has a fractured mastoid bone?

If you son sustained: blunt trauma to the temporal bone or piercing trauma to the ear, take him to a hospital-based Emergency Room immediately where physicians can examine him, obtain needed radiographic studies & call in any surgeons needed, like an ENT specialist &/or neurosurgeon, depending on the findings. Do not delay. The doctors will tell you what needs to be done after they assess & stabilize him. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain behind my ear (mastoid bone)?

Mastoid pain: Greetings. This area is the location where a muscle of the neck attaches to the skull. So muscle tension can cause pain here. The mastoid cavity inside this bone connects to the middle ear space behind your eardrum. So an ear infection can cause pain. At this time, ibuprofen used regularly X 10 days with food can help to reduce pain and inflammation. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more