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Synonyms for mastoid

process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull

relating to or resembling a nipple


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Computed tomography (CT) of the temporal bone revealed that a large area of soft tissue had arisen from the left mastoid cavity, causing focal bony destruction (figure 2).
Mastoiditis, where an ear infection has spread to the mastoid bone.
In BC, the fixation position is either the mastoid or forehead bone, which is some distance from the ear.
That's when I was diagnosed with mastoid cholesteatoma, a disease caused by a build-up of infection that can, if left untreated, eat away at the inner ear.
Further exploration of middle ear and mastoid cavity revealed cholesteatoma eroding all ossicles and involving mastoid bone.
The extracranial findings include opacification of the mastoid air cells with resultant suppuration.
Cholesteatoma is a destructive lesion consisting of keratinising stratified squamous epithelium in the middle ear and/or mastoid.
A profound deafness, following a mastoid operation many years ago, made conversation difficult for him, but he was always happy to be in company - especially his own family.
Since then, there have been sporadic reports describing mainly cholesteatomas in the middle ear and mastoid, (3) although external ear lesions have also been mentioned.
My memories of that camp include a three-and-a-half hour fl ight in an Avro Anson when my old mastoid condition helped not
Mastoidectomy is a fairly common otologic surgical procedure performed to control middle ear and mastoid pathologic conditions.
Radian Mastoid, president of the Washington-based Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, which promotes the compatibility of Islam with democracy, said: "It is a hair-raising number.
I was seven years old in 1937 and on that ward having an operation for a mastoid.
Examiners may find swelling in the brain and hemorrhaging in the petrous or mastoid bones.
On presentation to the clinic, his right mastoid area showed erythema, tenderness, and swelling that displaced the pinna.