Hypopneumatisation of the mastoid air cells

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Headaches and fever ?sinusitis.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Paranasal sinuses are clear. Under pneumatization of the mastoid air cells (incidental finding).

Case Discussion

Hypopneumatisation of the mastoid air cells is typically an anatomical variant. There may or may not be a link to otitis media with effusions in childhood. 

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Case information

rID: 39585
Published: 10th Sep 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: variant
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