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Any ideas ?

Hi, I've just received a copy of the letter sent by my neurologist
to my GP, regarding my recent brain MRI (without contrast)
The letter states that no cerebral abnormality was reported. However,
it goes on to say that there is "some fluid signal seen in the left mastoid
air cells. This is non specific, but may represent inflammation"
The letter also states that this is "clearly not relevant to his (my) symptoms
(tingling limbs,twitching muscles etc.)"

Is there anybody who could put this into laymans terms for me ?
Also, would this be something that needs further examination, or
just one of those things that I should just forget about.

Many thanks in advance

Steve.      
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I am thinking they mean Mastoid sinus area  -  maybe a sinus inflamation (inflammation)?  Any one else want to chime in?

Sorry I can't help more than that but I would probably google "mastoid" to see where you go from there.

Take care!
Kristin  
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Your Mastoid air cells are located just behind your ears.  They are cavities similar to your sinuses.  A fluid collection or "fluid signal" would represent an inflammation within the cavity.  It is usually treated with antibiotics.

Hope that helps.  
Burban-c
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Thanks for both replies.
Life would be so much easier if these things were explained
in a simple format, for simple people like me :)

Steve
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