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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Mastoid air cell disease
I had an MRI recently because I have been having some symptoms similar to those of MS. One of the problems is dizziness. On the MRI, it did show I have mild mastoid air cell disease. Would this cause dizziness? It seems to be better now, as it comes and goes. What symptoms would it cause? How do I need to get it treated? Thanks for any help.
MRI's tend to overcall mastoid disease. CT scans are better for mastoid disease. To better assess your causes of dizziness, you would need to see an ear specialist (otologist) and get a hearing test, ENG, and detailed clinical exam.
Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Director of Adults Cochlear Implantation Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati