[ UK /mˈɑːstɔ‍ɪd/ ]
  1. relating to or resembling a nipple
  2. of or relating to or in the region of the mastoid process
  1. process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
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  • Often, the muscles used to maintain body posture are affected, namely the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and pelvic girdle, including the upper trapezius, scalene, sternocleidomastoid, levator scapulae, and quadratus lumborum.
  • In the middle line is the posterior part of the sagittal suture connecting the parietal bones; extending downward and lateralward from the hinder end of the sagittal suture is the deeply serrated lambdoidal suture joining the parietals to the occipital and continuous below with the parietomastoid and occipitomastoid sutures; it frequently contains one or more sutural bones. II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull
  • Methods Ear auricle was reconstructed with auto rib cartilage bracket and expanded mastoid region skin.
  • Thus removal of a small cholesteatoma may allow for reconstruction of the outer attic wall or creation of a cavity that extends to or just beyond the mastoid antrum.
  • The anterior border of the sterno-mastoid must be pulled backwards, and the digastric and stylo-hyoid forwards and inwards. A Manual of the Operations of Surgery For the Use of Senior Students, House Surgeons, and Junior Practitioners
  • 198– Skull at birth, showing sphenoidal and mastoid fonticuli. II. Osteology. 5d. The Interior of the Skull
  • The great majority of cases begin as a tonsillitis or pharyngitis with occasional cases associated with mastoiditis, otitis media, parotitis, sinusitis and dental infections.
  • Similar tumors may arise from neighboring areas, including the jugular bulb, the middle ear, and the mastoid portion of the temporal bone.
  • The descendens hypoglossi occasionally sends a branch to the sternal head of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
  • The Auricular Branch (ramus auricularis; nerve of Arnold) arises from the jugular ganglion, and is joined soon after its origin by a filament from the petrous ganglion of the glossopharyngeal; it passes behind the internal jugular vein, and enters the mastoid canaliculus on the lateral wall of the jugular fossa. IX. Neurology. 5j. The Vagus Nerve
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