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Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 87–90 | Cite as

Mastoid pneumatization in children—A roentgenographic planimetric study

  • M. M. L. Arora
  • Uggar Sain
  • J. S. Sodhi
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Conclusion

  1. 1.

    The essential growth of the air cell system takes place in childhood before the age of 6 years. The size variation of the mastoid air cell system increases with age in both the sexes.

     
  2. 2.

    The area of pneumatization is less than the Western figures in the age groups studied.

     
  3. 3.

    The growth of the air cell system is terminated at an earlier age in females than in males.

     
  4. 4.

    Out of 200 bones studied in the age group 5–10 years and 10–15 years, 3 percent are sclerotic. In 17.5% of the area of pneumatization of such that these could be called diploic and the remaining 79.5% are pneumatized.

     

Keywords

Temporal Bone Essential Growth Mastoid Bone Small Average Size Mastoid Cell 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. L. Arora
    • 1
  • Uggar Sain
    • 1
  • J. S. Sodhi
    • 1
  1. 1.Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & ResearchChandigarh(India)

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