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What are the tests for mastoiditis?
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: CT scan
If there is not clear cut swelling behind the ear, then ct scan is the best way to diagnose mastoiditis.
Cloudy mastoid cells on ct is not mastoiditis, that is just an ear infection. If there is breakdown of the tiny air sacs of the mastoid bone on ct, then the diagnosis of mastoiditis is correct.

In brief: CT scan
If there is not clear cut swelling behind the ear, then ct scan is the best way to diagnose mastoiditis.
Cloudy mastoid cells on ct is not mastoiditis, that is just an ear infection. If there is breakdown of the tiny air sacs of the mastoid bone on ct, then the diagnosis of mastoiditis is correct.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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