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Mastoiditis (0)

Mastoiditis is any inflammatory process of the mastoid air cells or posterior process of the temporal bone.

Acute mastoiditis, also known as classic mastoiditis, is a rare complication of acute otitis media (AOM). Antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media is believed to have decreased the incidence of acute mastoiditis. Chronic mastoiditis, a more latent and sometimes clinically silent version of mastoiditis, is most commonly associated with chronic suppurative otitis media or with cholesteatoma formations. Cholesteatomas are benign tumors of squamous epithelium that can grow and alter normal structure and function of surrounding soft tissue and bone.