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30 Possible Causes for Poorly Pneumatized Mastoids

  • Patulous Eustachian Tube

    The masking effect of nasally presented noise was greater with less developed mastoid pneumatization.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The present results indicate that the symptoms associated with patulous ET may be more distressful in patients with poorly developed mastoid cavity than in those with well-aerated[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • TDO Syndrome

    pneumatized mastoids * Obliterated frontal sinuses * Undertubulated clavicles Causes - Tricho-dento-osseous syndrome Not supplied.[checkorphan.org] Poorly pneumatized mastoids (associated with eustachian tube dysfunction) Diagnosing TDO Syndrome A physician can diagnose TDO syndrome on the basis of physical features.[nfed.org] […] age * Round face * Brittle nails * Superficial nail peeling * Dense long bones * Thin nails * Premature nails * Thickened top portion of skull * Thin nails * Small head * Poorly[checkorphan.org]

  • Chronic Otitis Media

    Transcanal approach is effective in a poorly pneumatized mastoid or severe adhesive otitis media.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Both diseases often occur in poorly pneumatized mastoids. An important finding which can help differentiate the two conditions is bony erosion.[radiologyassistant.nl] Chronic otitis media Normal pneumatization (left) and a completely sclerotic mastoid (right) For the ENT-surgeon the differentiation between chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma[radiologyassistant.nl]

  • Tympanoplasty

    A poorly pneumatized or fluid-filled mastoid bone predisposes a patient to require a more extensive tympanomastoidectomy to improve the chances of successful graft placement[emedicine.medscape.com] Mastoid The middle ear communicates with the mastoid air cells via the mastoid antrum. The temporal bone air cells are usually pneumatized by 3 years of age.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Absent Auditory Canals

    Both diseases often occur in poorly pneumatized mastoids. An important finding which can help differentiate the two conditions is bony erosion.[radiologyassistant.nl] Chronic otitis media Normal pneumatization (left) and a completely sclerotic mastoid (right) For the ENT-surgeon the differentiation between chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma[radiologyassistant.nl]

  • Temporal Bone Fracture

    Both diseases often occur in poorly pneumatized mastoids. An important finding which can help differentiate the two conditions is bony erosion.[radiologyassistant.nl] Chronic otitis media Normal pneumatization (left) and a completely sclerotic mastoid (right) For the ENT-surgeon the differentiation between chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma[radiologyassistant.nl]

  • Acquired Osteosclerosis

    Both diseases often occur in poorly pneumatized mastoids. An important finding which can help differentiate the two conditions is bony erosion.[radiologyassistant.nl] Chronic otitis media Normal pneumatization (left) and a completely sclerotic mastoid (right) For the ENT-surgeon the differentiation between chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma[radiologyassistant.nl]

  • Vestibular Aqueduct Dilated

    Both diseases often occur in poorly pneumatized mastoids. An important finding which can help differentiate the two conditions is bony erosion.[radiologyassistant.nl] Chronic otitis media Normal pneumatization (left) and a completely sclerotic mastoid (right) For the ENT-surgeon the differentiation between chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma[radiologyassistant.nl]

  • Tympanosclerosis

    Both diseases often occur in poorly pneumatized mastoids. An important finding which can help differentiate the two conditions is bony erosion.[radiologyassistant.nl] Chronic otitis media Normal pneumatization (left) and a completely sclerotic mastoid (right) For the ENT-surgeon the differentiation between chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma[radiologyassistant.nl]

  • External Auditory Canal Aplasia/Hypoplasia

    Both diseases often occur in poorly pneumatized mastoids. An important finding which can help differentiate the two conditions is bony erosion.[radiologyassistant.nl] In the remaining 9/17 ears (53%), the mastoid was poorly pneumatized.[slideheaven.com] Chronic otitis media Normal pneumatization (left) and a completely sclerotic mastoid (right) For the ENT-surgeon the differentiation between chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma[radiologyassistant.nl]

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