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Asymmetric agenesis of the mastoid antrum in a neonate

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January 1, 2009
by Rahul K. Shah, MD, Adarsh Vasanth, MD, and Collin S. Karmody, MD, FRCSE


The authors report a case of asymmetric development of the mastoid antrum in a neonate. The lack of mastoid development most likely represents a congenital mal-development. Agenesis of the mastoid antrum has surgical implications, as failure to recognize its absence can result in disorientation during surgery, with potential to injure adjacent structures.

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