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What is 'Mastoiditis with opaque cells'?

Q: I am a 54-year-old male, suffering from a severe ear infection. I got an MRI done recently, which diagnosed it as mastoiditis with opaque cells. Please advise me if any thing could be done to get rid of tinnitus.

A:Mastoid cells which are a little opaque or blurred can be found in the condition called secretory otitis media where the Eustachian Tube and the middle ear is filled with thick, tenacious fluid which may produce the symptoms you has described. I don't think it signifies any infective pathology in the middle ear and mastoid air cell system. This condition can be treated medically and surgically. This choice and options can be given to you by an ENT surgeon only.

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