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X-ray Mastoid

The mastoid or the mastoid process is a conical-shaped bone projecting from the temporal bone that lies behind the ears. A radiograph taken to evaluate the mastoid bone is known as a mastoid X-ray. It is difficult to radiograph the mastoid bone because of the presence of thick tissues surrounding it, superimposing shadows, and the difficult position of the patient to take a mastoid-process radiograph. Schuller's view is a lateral radiographic view of the skull used to examine the mastoid bone.

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Can a GPRS tracking system be inserted during ear surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had an operation in left external auditory canal under general anesthesia. I am having doubt that some GPRS tracking system has been inserted during operation. Is it possible to insert GPRS or something like that inside ear?¬†Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is technically possible to implant a small GPRS (general packet radio service) chip in your post aural region. But, that type of device cost a lot. I do not think that anyone can access to that type of device as shown in most of spy movies. So, do not worry. ...  Read Full »

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Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The speckled cloudy areas on each side are your mastoid air cells that are filled with air and hence give such an appearance which is normal. However, I observe haziness involving your fronta...  Read Full »

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