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Is medium dense soft tissue scar tissue or an infection?

I have a long history of mastoidectomy and tymnoplasty (spelling?) and jsut had a CT scan without contrast. It says there is medium dense soft tissue in the surgical area and extending to the mastoid air cells and middle ear. Is this a sign of new infection or could it jsut be scar tissue from all the surgeries (4 in 10 years)Thanks
Thu, 4 Sep 2014
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Soft tissue density can be either the scar tissue or an infection and needs to be corelated clinically so that a correct diagnosis can be made. If you are having ear discharge , then it is most likely to be an infection. Please meet your ent doctor for further advice and treatment.

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Is medium dense soft tissue scar tissue or an infection?

Hello Soft tissue density can be either the scar tissue or an infection and needs to be corelated clinically so that a correct diagnosis can be made. If you are having ear discharge , then it is most likely to be an infection. Please meet your ent doctor for further advice and treatment. Thanks