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Fusion Of The Ear Bones
Not really: Biggest risk is surgery doesn't help your hearing. In experienced hands, the surgery is fairly safe. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
I just had cholesteatoma removed last december and need another to reconstruct my middle ear bone. What would happen if I still have some tumor left?
Not a tumor: Cholesteatoma is a misnomer but unfortunately, terminology persists. This problem is really a cyst of skin (keratoma) growing into the middle ear, attic, and possibly mastoid. Reconstruction for hearing as a second stage operation may help and at the same time the surgeon can make sure that no more skin persists. It is not a tumor. ...Read more
Im having pain from left side of head that travels to ear bone, side of face and and neck .Anyone can help me ?
Get checked: Have your cranial joints ( TM joints, occiput, fronatal sinus at sphenoid junction), ears, and associated muscles checked for the presence of toxins, pathogens, and allergens as cause for pain. ...Read more
Maxilofacial surg.done, cyst removed of 1.5 cm. root canal done for front left 3 teeth. after surgery pain in upperleft head, left back head, ear bone?
Shooting severe pain in the back of my ear bone And only other symptom is heart flutters. I had a pretty bad flu virus a few days ago and now this has started. Should I be worried?
Antibiotics poss req: Behind ear is the mastoid sinus. Infection in this sinus can become serious (called mastoiditis) because so close to brain. Must be evaluated. If a nearby major Hospital, best choice: go to ER because CT scan may be required. Otherwise go to ENT doctor I recommend do so right away. A big Hosp will have a fast low radiation CT. I'm not 100% sure this is diagnosis, but you must get eval rt away. ...Read more
I have chronic severe ear infection w/csf leak since brain decompression for chiari malformation. Could inner ear & ear bones be malformed also?
Unlikely: Unless your inner ear was involved in the surgery or you were born with inner ear or ear bone malformations, the inner ear and ear bones were likely unaffected from surgery. A suboccipital decompression typically does not affect the inner ear or ear bones. I would consult your otologist for a more precise answer. ...Read more
I have a hard bone behind my left ear. It is significantly different from the right side. It feels like bone and doesn't hurt but I get frequent migra?
It hurts if pushed and comes and goes. Is behind the ear in the bone. I think that is the mastoid bone? What would cause the pain?
Something (bug?) got into my tissues (via ear?) and is roaming around particularly near my pelvic bone, but all over. How does one get help with this?
Psychosomatic : I'm sorry you are not feeling well. The symptoms you are having cannot be due to a bug or parasite. Your history suggests you may be suffering from health anxiety. If you have had these problems for years with no medical solution it may be time to see a psychiatrist who will help you if indeed your symptoms are psychosomatic. Get the right help and get well soon! ...Read more
A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
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