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137 Possible Causes for mastoid swelling

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  • Otitis Media

    Mastoiditis can spread superficially from deep inside the air cells to form a subperiosteal abscess: the mastoid swelling can become noticeably fluctuant in some cases.[entsho.com] Here,we present a 9-year-old boy who had left facial swelling after a period of otalgia, diagnosed as Luc abscess without mastoiditis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Doctors also use the term acute mastoiditis, characterized by redness and variable swelling of the skin at this location.[hear.com]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Complications of sinusitis include the following: Orbital cellulitis Subperiosteal abscess Orbital abscess Mastoiditis Frontal or maxillary osteomyelitis Subdural abscess[emedicine.medscape.com] Cavernous sinus thrombosis Brain abscess Suspect a deep tissue infection when a patient has orbital or periorbital swelling, proptosis, impaired extraocular movements, or[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    Mastoiditis. Mastoiditis is a complication of otitis (a type of upper respiratory tract infection that causes inflammation and possible infection of the middle ear).[rileychildrens.org] Complications of sinusitis include the following: Orbital cellulitis Subperiosteal abscess Orbital abscess Mastoiditis Frontal or maxillary osteomyelitis Subdural abscess[emedicine.medscape.com] This is a serious bacterial infection that affects the mastoid bone behind the ear.[rileychildrens.org]

  • Otitis Externa

    Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid bone. Patients present with pain, swelling, and erythema over the mastoid bone.[oxfordmedicine.com] No vesicles are appreciated and the tympanic membrane is unable to be visualized due to swelling. The mastoid is inflamed and tender to palpation.[emdocs.net] […] and warmth of the pinna or around the ear, which may extend to surrounding tissues overlying the parotid gland, mastoid and sternomastoid.[entsho.com]

  • Langerhans-Cell Histiocytosis

    The mastoid process was the most common involved subsite (31/38, 81.6%) among the 38 lesions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] For the 27 cases, the most common complaint was periauricular swelling (12/27, 44.4%), followed by otorrhea (9/27, 33.3%) and otalgia (5/27, 18.2%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The results indicate that the most common subsite for LCH of the pediatric temporal bone was the mastoid process.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Otitis Media

    , tenderness and redness behind the ear, which may indicate spread of infection to the mastoid bone (mastoiditis) Fever, headache and confusion Diagnosis The doctor will ask[drugs.com] Management [ 6 ] Primary care If there is postauricular swelling or tenderness (suggesting mastoiditis ), facial paralysis , vertigo or evidence of intracranial infection,[patient.info] When a chronic ear infection spreads beyond the middle ear to the mastoid bone (the portion of bone behind the middle ear), a serious infection called mastoiditis can occur[drugs.com]

  • Acute Mastoiditis

    Including this case, only four of the 17 reported cases of congenital cholesteatoma of the mastoid region showed post-auricular pain or swelling, indicating acute mastoiditis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Acute mastoiditis was diagnosed when one or more of the physical signs of mastoiditis (swelling, erythema, tenderness of the retroauricular area and anteroinferior displacement[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] An acute mastoiditis can occasionally present as a swelling in front of the ear.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Otitis Media

    Mastoiditis can spread superficially from deep inside the air cells to form a subperiosteal abscess: the mastoid swelling can become noticeably fluctuant in some cases.[entsho.com] No overlying soft tissue swelling nor bone erosion to indicate osteomyelitis/gross mastoiditis.[radiopaedia.org] Acute mastoiditis: post auricular inflammatory signs (erythema/swelling/pain) and protruding auricle.[rch.org.au]

  • Mastoiditis

    A case is reported of swelling over the mastoid process due to subgaleal abscess possibly secondary to trivial cutaneous trauma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Indications of a mastoid infection are itching, reddening and swelling behind the ear.[hearingcentral.com] Toothache just below the infected mastoid. Swelling behind the ear, making the ear stick out. Draining of fluid from the ear. Hearing loss in the affected ear.[medindia.net]

  • Tendon Sheath Giant Cell Tumor

    Tendon sheath giant cell tumor is an idiopathic proliferative and destructive disease of the synovium. It is rare and tends to arise in large joints, for example, knee and ankle, but it can also arise in temporomandibular joints (TMJs). Because of its destructive nature, immediate treatment upon diagnosis is[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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