Middle Ear Disorder Terminology


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The inflammation of the eustachian tube is known as:

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1. The abnormal growth of bone around, and as a result fixation of, the bones of the middle ear is called:

2. The inflammation of the mastoid bone, commonly as a result of a middle ear infection (otitis media), is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these tools, challenge your knowledge of the eustachian tube, the mastoid bone, and diseases related to other parts of the ear.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz emphasizes the following subjects:

  • Inflammation of the eustachian tube
  • Abnormal bone growth around the middle ear
  • Inflammation of the mastoid bone
  • An ear injury resulted from pressure difference in the ear
  • A condition commonly resulting from otitis media

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about diseases related to the ear
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ear infection
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding inflammation around different parts of the ear and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

See what else is available to learn about middle ear disease terms. You can do so if you watch and study our related video lesson called Middle Ear Disorder Terminology, which covers:

  • What barotrauma is
  • Causes of inflammation
  • Other related ear conditions