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sclerosis in the right mastoid air cells. is this dangerous

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sclerosis in the right mastoid air cells. is this dangerous? and what can be done for this?
is this cureable?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Sophie :: Medicine & Neurology replied 6 years ago.

Mastoid bone is normaly spongy-looking and filled with air.
In some people, when it develops, it is not fully aerated and appears "sclerotic".
In some patients who had recurrent otitis media (middle ear infections) the mastoids may sclerose to different degrees.
This is not dangerous, it does not need to be cured and nothing needs to be done for this.

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