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Inflammation of the mastoid process and mastoid cells.


(Pathology) inflammation of the mastoid process


(ˌmæs tɔɪˈdaɪ tɪs)

inflammation of the mastoid process.
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Noun1.mastoiditis - inflammation of the mastoidmastoiditis - inflammation of the mastoid    
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat


[ˌmæstɔɪˈdaɪtɪs] nmastoidite f


n. mastoiditis, infl. de las células mastoideas.


n mastoiditis f
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She claims no one told her they suspected the baby had mastoiditis, a serious bacterial infection of the the bone behind the ear, which can lead to complications, such as brain abscesses.
Since she was one year old, Adelina has regularly visited the hospital after suffering from a serious mastoiditis infection while having chicken pox.
The issued diagnosis was donovanosis of the middle ear with secondary parapharyngeal, cervical and parotid lymphadenitis, mastoiditis and meningitis.
Subperiosteal abscesses of otitic origin usually occur following the spread of infection to the subperiosteal area from the cortical bone destruction often secondary to acute mastoiditis. Luc's abscess is different from the other subperiosteal abscesses in that respect.
The otitis may progress to mastoiditis. Often, pain can be felt shooting from the throat to the ear on swallowing.
This article reported one case of left temporal GCRG associated with cholesteatoma caused by otitis media mastoiditis and another case of temporal giant cell tumor (GCT).
If left untreated, ear infections can lead to more serious complications, including mastoiditis (inflammation of a bone adjacent to the ear), perforation of the eardrum, and hearing loss, causing developmental delays in children and perpetuating cycles of vulnerability.
Infectious CVT was determined in 2 (10.5%) patients, one of which had mastoiditis and the other had dental abscess.
CT imaging was suggestive of bilateral mastoiditis with collections over the left mastoid region and demonstrated erosion of the left tegmen tympani with no intracranial extension [Figure 2].
(2) Chronic otitis media, recurrent otitis externa, stenosis or polyps in the external auditory canal, mastoiditis, and cholesteatoma can be caused by or misdiagnosed for underlying LCH of the temporal bone.
There are still a number of patients, who develop acute mastoiditis, subperiosteal abscess, facial palsy, and intracranial complication due to recent increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria [5], and other very rare complications like labyrinthitis and petrositis are also encountered.