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Could right mastoid process be bigger than left. Should both be of same size and shape?

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Can right mastoid process be bigger than left or both should be the same size and shape?
Posted Tue, 17 Sep 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Should be similar.

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The mastoid process is the bony prominence behind your ear. The left and right should be a similar size and shape. However, the body is not exactly symmetrical so they may not be identical in size and shape.
I hope I have answered you question. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr K A Pottinger,
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