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Reason for bylaterial mastoiditis not found in CT scan?

i have had ct scan, brain scan (in july) because I the back of my head felt like I had fluid on it. I have had vertigo for a year, and ear surgery in march. I had a mri done last week and I have bylaterial mastoiditis. Why wasnt this found or the ct scan of sinsus and head and brain scan in july.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Mastoiditis is infection in the mastoid air cells and collection of fluid within as a result of middle ear infection. It is important to know if you ever had any symptoms of ear infection like pain, deafness or ear discharge recently. This need to be discussed with an ENT surgeon. It may have occurred only recently and thats why was not reported earlier.
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