mastoid cells


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mas·toid cells

[TA]
numerous small intercommunicating cavities in the mastoid process of the temporal bone that empty into the mastoid or tympanic antrum.

mastoid cells

Etymology: Gk, mastos, breast, eidos, form; L, cella, storeroom
air cells in the mastoid process of the temporal bone. Also called mastoid air cells.
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Intraoperatively, we noted that granulation tissue had filled the mastoid cells and surrounded the ossicles.
The reduction in the vascularization of the mastoid mucosa in turn causes an increase in the formation of granulation tissue, which fills the mastoid cells.