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a flow of activities; a sequence of tasks.
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The mean morphometric parameters which appeared to be marginally greater on the left side than the right side were the distances between: the JF and mastoid process, JF and foramen magnum, and the JF and occipital condyles (Table II).
Mastoid process is identified, line drawn from tip of mastoid process to transverse process of C6 vertebra (chassaignac's tubercle), 2nd line drawn 1cm posterior and parallel to 1st line.
Osteoma of the mastoid process. Arch Otolaryngol 1938;28(1):20-6.
--Size and ridges of mastoides process: the mastoid process develops heavily on male, both in size, robustness, as in the ridges for insertion muscle, these features are less marked in female.
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Next, the gland was elevated off the sterno-cleidomastoid muscle and dissection was carried out in a deeper plane to expose the upper border of the posterior belly of digastric which comes in at an angle to attach itself to the mastoid notch on the medial side of the mastoid process. The facial nerve trunk was then carefully located by blunt dissection as it emerges from the stylomastoid foramen immediately above the attachment of the posterior belly of digastric muscle and along the anterior border of the mastoid process.
(5) Spread of infection to the skull base can occur in three directions: (1) anteriorly through the fissures of Santorini to involve the infratemporal fossa, parotid gland, and facial nerve at the stylomastoid foramen; (2) posteriorly to invade the mastoid process and the vertical portion of the facial nerve; and (3) medially as an osteomyelitis affecting the jugular foramen, thereby involving cranial nerves IX, X, XI, and XII and possibly causing jugular venous thrombosis, brain abscess, and death.
Mastoidale (Ma): more inferior point of the mastoid process. Asterion (As): the meeting point of the lambdoid, occipitomastoid, and parietomastoid sutures.
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X-ray showed an indistinct expansile lytic lesion of right mastoid process. The patient underwent modified radical mastoidectomy.
The mastoid antrum was absent, with the mastoid process represented by a solid block of bone (figure).