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mastoid

 [mas´toid]
1. breast shaped.
3. pertaining to the mastoid process.

mas·toid

(mas'toyd),
1. Resembling a mamma; breast-shaped.
2. Relating to the mastoid process, antrum, cells, etc. Synonym(s): mastoidal
[masto- + G. eidos, resemblance]

mastoid

/mas·toid/ (mas´toid)
1. breast-shaped.
3. pertaining to the mastoid process.

mastoid

(măs′toid′)
n.
The mastoid process.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the mastoid process.
2. Shaped like a breast or nipple.

mastoid

[mas′toid]
Etymology: Gk, mastos, breast, eidos, form
1 pertaining to the mastoid process of the temporal bone.
2 breast-shaped.

mastoid

adjective
(1) Referring to the mastoid region in the chondrocranium—e.g., mastoid antrum, mastoid cells, mastoid process.
(2) Referring to a nipple or breast-like shape (seldom used in the working medical parlance).
 
noun Mastoid process of temporal bone; processus mastoideus ossis temporalis [NA6].

mas·toid

(mas'toyd)
1. Resembling a breast; breast-shaped.
2. Relating to the mastoid process, antrum, cells, and the like.
[masto- + G. eidos, resemblance]

mas·toid

(mas'toyd)
Relating to the mastoid process, antrum, and cells.
[masto- + G. eidos, resemblance]

mastoid

(mas´toid),
n 1. the protuberance of the temporal bone located directly behind the external ear that contains the air cells and on which the cervical muscles attach.
adj 2. breast-shaped.
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Opacification of the mastoid air cells was observed.
The goals of modern otologic surgery in the management of COM are to completely eradicate the disease in the middle ear and the mastoid cavity, provide a dry and safe ear, and achieve maximum hearing.
7] Most of the surgical approaches leads to permanent hearing loss, because of sclerotic mastoids in chronic otitis media.
Bu calismada mastoid cerrahide kullanilan turun olusturdugu vibrasyonun, operasyon alanina cok yakin bir komsuluk gosteren fasial sinirin motor fonksiyonlari uzerine olumsuz bir etkisinin olup olmadigi; varsa bu etkilenmenin tur kullanma suresi ile ilgisinin arastirilmasi amaclandi.
To clarify the factors that influence the surgical outcomes in different age groups, in this study we investigated differences including mastoid maturation and surgical procedure among patients in younger, middle, and elderly age groups.
Excess concha is generally excised and mattress sutures are usually used in the correction of a large concha mastoid angle (3,5).
Contemporary presentation and management of a spectrum of mastoid abscesses.
In our series, non-dependent, homogeneous and polypoidal soft tissue densities were present in the mastoid antrum and middle ear cavity.
CT examination disclosed shadows of the middle ear and mastoid soft tissues.
CT scanning of temporal bone done, revealed ill-defined soft tissue lesion in left mastoid and filling the middle ear cavity with extensive destruction of mastoid septations, left squamous temporal bone, lateral mastoid wall extended to subcutaneous tissues of post auricular region with small erosion of lateral semicircular canal.
The cause of ZACD is unknown but may be similar to that of pneumatization of the mastoid process.
As they ascend, the CH spirals behind the SH and blends with its deep surface below the middle of the neck, forming a thick rounded belly to gain attachment to the lateral surface of the mastoid process through a strong tendon, and to the lateral half of superior nuchal line through an aponeurosis.