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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

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

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]
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Primary lymphoma of the temporal bone involves the mastoid, middle ear most commonly, and the external/internal auditory canals to a lesser degree [6].
Thereafter the tympanic membrane was repaired by inserting a fascia into the ear canal, and the mastoid cavity was sutured by pulling the myoperiosteal flap backward before a thin silicone tube was inserted for drainage.
The pre-operative CT scans were reported to assess characteristic cholesteatoma findings, location and extension of soft tissues in middle ear, integrity of scutum, erosion of the ossicular chain, integrity of the thin bony septum of facial nerve canal, the semicircular canals and the tegmenextension of cholesteatoma outside the middle ear, integrity of mastoid air cells, trabeculae, as well as relationship and proximity of soft tissues with the tympanic membrane were assessed.
In contrast, the left middle ear was well developed and aerated, with a normal ossicular chain, and the mastoid antrum also was well developed and aerated.
A comparative study of plain X-Ray mastoids with HRCT temporal bone in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media.
(4) The hallmark finding is osseous destruction of the mastoid air cells.
In this study, 60 patients with chronic otitis media, mucosal type were evaluated for ossicular chain erosions, along with other factors like tympanic membrane perforation, presence of granulation tissue, pneumatisation of mastoid, etc.
They maintained that creation of an aerated mastoid enhances success in patients with poor tubal function or a small mastoid air cell system.
To compare regarding the pneumatisation in chronic suppurative otitis media with x-ray both mastoids and HRCT temporal bone.
Radiological findings of x- ray mastoids did not affect the outcome.
INTRODUCTION: Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is the chronic inflammation of the middle ear cleft and mastoid cavity which presents with recurrent ear discharge or otorrhoea through tympanic membrane perforation.