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Mastoid Air Cells
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
MRI- minimal fluid signal within the dependant aspect of the right mastoid air cells. What does this mean? Normal?
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What does near complete opacification of the right mastoid air cell. With soft tissue fullness of the epitympanum, mesotympanum, and hypotympanum incl?
Tympanomastoiditis: These are the findings of a CT scan of the mastoid bone. The radiologist is detecting inflammation in the mastoid and the middle ear. Inflammation means there is swelling of the mucous membrane of the mastoid bone and middle ear. The epitympanum, mesotympanum, and hypotympanum correspond to the upper, middle, and lower regions of the middle ear. You need to see an ENT doctor and may need surgery. ...Read more
Hi jack my mom scan report has come inthat given as hypoplastic right maxilary sinus noted abd scelrosis of right mastoid air cells chronic mastoidits?
Consult ENT Speciali:
Problem here which needs to be treated is Chronic Mastoidits
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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
Mri: mild opacification of the inferior left maxillary & right sphenoid sinuses. A mild opacification is seen in the inferior right mastoid air cells?
If no symptoms....:
Probably nothing to worry about. Many patients have some mucosal thickening or a small amount of fluid in 1 or more of the sinuses or mastoid air cells.
However, if there is pressure, pain or tenderness over the sinuses or around/behind an ear, a fever or foul smelling, bloody or purulent nasal secretions, a sinus infection or mastoiditis is a concern.
Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Mri for headaches/dizziness. Report says probable minimal clouding of the mastoid air cells bilaterally. My doctor just said MRI was normal. Is it?
Probably yes: Mris of brain frequently demonstrate non-specific changes in the mastoid air cells. The literature demonstrates that as high as 40 to 50% of mris of the head detect false positive changes in the mastoid air cells. A cat scan is the appropriate radiological test to detect mastoid and middle ear disease. Finally, if your hearing is normal and there is no drainage, mastoid films are not needed. ...Read more
Antibiotics: See an ent doctor for further help and an ear exam ...Read more
What does soft tissue densities in mastoid air cells, middle ear cavity, and sphenoid sinus mean?
Nasal Sinus X-rays: The densities are either an active infection in the sinuses or most likely residual chronic inflammation from previous infections. The findings do not sound serious unless severe acute pain and fever is present. The best option is to review the radiographic evaluation with the ordering physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
CT: "Nonspecific focal opacification of a left mastoid air cell" but "No findings to explain hearing loss". What is this & what else could be wrong?
Mastoid air cells: Are part of the sinus cavity and previous sinus issues can result in opacification on a CT scan. This does not usually cause hearing loss unless it is florid. There are variable causes of hearing loss and it would depend on the type of hearing loss, onset, progression, etc. Recommend seeing your physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more
My MRI reported: Fluid right middle ear cavity and right mastoid air cells suggesting an active inflammatory process. What does this mean?
Had an episode of vertigo. Going on 3 weeks still dizzy mri show no issues catscan says mastoid air cells aerated but hypo plastic don't know what that means im scheduled for a veng test. What can I expect from this test? Is it safe to fly
Vertigo: VNG is videonystagmogram. Test for peripheral (ear) balance function. Video is for tracking and recording eye movements. Test may tell whether or not peripheral dysfunction of vestibular system, asymmetry, etc. Flying may make you more dizzy, prone to nausea and vomiting and unsteady on feet, ie. Risk to self and other passengers. ...Read more
My son 11 Ct scan right ear: What does it mean to have some mild membrane thickening in scattered mastoid air cells?
Mastoiditis: Is an infection of the air cells of the mastoid sinuses, just behind the ear, a complication of otitis media. It is a more serious infection and requires specialized treatment. The CT finding you describe suggests there is no mastoiditis but possible low grade inflammation of some mastoid air cells. To prevent this make sure all ear infections are properly treated or tubes placed ...Read more
Hello Dr, on the 1st of december I was involved in a car accidient and the doctor's report says the findings there is subtle fracture through the right mastoid air cells extending into the skull base. Surgical opinion is needed, there is opacification of
You should: Get an opinion from a Head & Neck surgery specialist. ...Read more
Is mastioditis always a medical emergency? Ct showed near complete opacification in the right mastoid air cells. Dr is going to put a tube in within a week. Tried 3 antibiotics in the month prior.
Mastoiditis: Hello. If the mastoid cavity is actively infected, then this is considered a medical emergency because the infection is so close to the brain. Your mastoiditis appears to be linked to an otitis media with effusion which is not actively infected with a septic presentation. Your doctor is doing the right approach which is a scheduled myringotomy with tube insertion. No antibiotic will work after 3. ...Read more
I had a normal brain mri, but why does is say I have mild inflammation of the right mastoid air cells? Is that an ear infection?
"There is mucosal thickening in the maxillary and ethmoid air cells as well as in the mastoids bilaterally" this was in my 2 1/2 year old sons MRI?
This is a comment on pictures that you've had. It may mean that you have some inflammation of the mastoid air cells which are located behind your ear. You will likely get a good answer from your ENT who will know the significance of this finding based on your history and physical exam.
Check with your ent! ...Read more
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
Could fluid in the mastoid cells affect your ability to taste things? No pain but both mastoids are fluid filled on MRI
the short answer is yes, our taste derives from many different stimuli and when one is impaired, that is smell, than taste is altered. Your sinuses and mastoid impair your sense of smell which has a definite effect on how u taste.
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Our son fractured his mastoid cell line from a hockey puck. Had Ct scan, all vitals were good. Trauma with swelling vack of ear. How long is recovery?
Fractured mastoid: Likely 8-12 weeks. Be sure to ask his ENT specialist when it is safe to return to sports. All the best. Sorry about his injury. ...Read more
Wha does this mean, soft tissue densities within mastoid cells, middle ear cavity and sphenoid sinus and calcific density in brain paren occipital reg?
Nonspecific: Soft tissue densities in the normally air filled mastoid, middle ear and sinus cavities indicates there is some type of chronic, long term inflammation in those areas. It could indicate chronic infection, as well. It depends on your clinical condition and how severe those findings are to really give you an idea of what this means to you. The brain finding is not uncommon, discuss with doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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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