Dr. Ronald Chin’s Explanation Of Mastoiditis
Mastoiditis is the inflammation of mastoid air cells. It starts as a middle ear infection. It’s often more prevalent in children than adults. It used to be a common cause of death for children, but now it can be easily cured and isn’t a big threat.
It’s generally caused by AOM complications and agents like streptococcus pneumoniae, M. catarrhalis, and H. influenzae.
The mastoid bone may become infected as a result of the ear infection. The structure of the bone resembles a honeycomb and can break down when filled with infected substances.
The symptoms of mastoiditis usually include otalgia, hearing loss, lethargy, ear discharge, fever, erythema and swelling, protrusion of the ear, and postauricular tenderness.
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Dr Ronald Chin is an Australian trained Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon.
After graduating as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Chin undertook further specialised training in Head and Neck Cancer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
He has published many research papers and is an active teacher and scholar.
As part of his subspecialty training, Dr Chin has training in Laser, Da Vinci Robotic, Flex Robotic and complex surgical techniques.
In addition to specialised Head and Neck Cancer, Dr Chin also enjoys general adult and paediatric ENT Surgery and practices sinus, snoring/sleep and general paediatric ENT Surgical procedures.
Dr Ronald Chin works as a general Otolaryngologist, offering a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments including ear surgery, nose surgery and throat surgery. He provides treatment for chronic conditions such as tonsillitis, sinus problems and problems with hearing.
He is also involved in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions such as facial paralysis, head and neck cancer and sleep apnea. As well as performing surgery on children, he also provides specialist care for adults, including the treatment of throat disorders, voice loss and ear problems.
Dr Chin has also served as a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, a Conjoint Associate Professor at Western Sydney University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.