Surgery, UK. Mastoid exploration

  • Adrian Wressell, Heart of England NHS FT
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Surgery, UK. Mastoid exploration. Adrian Wressell, Heart of England NHS FT. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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A scientist using a microscope for a mastoid exploration - operation of the mastoid bone. The mastoid bone is located at the base of the skull, behind the ear. It is attached to the middle ear and has a honeycomb structure, its main role is to provide air filled space to facilitate movement of the ear drum.

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