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What is Mastoidectomy?

Mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove diseased mastoid air cells.

The mastoid is the part of the skull located behind your ears, filled with air cells made out of bone that looks like a honeycomb.

The diseased cells are often the result of an ear infection that has spread into the skull.

Type of Mastoidectomy:

Mastoidectomy procedure can be of a variety of types, including:

  • Simple Mastoidectomy
  • Radical Mastoidectomy
  • Modified Radical Mastoidectomy

From a radical and modified radical mastoidectomy, you can expect some hearing loss.

What are the Uses of Mastoidectomy?

  • Surgery is an option if antibiotics fail; usually, antibiotics treat infections.
  • The complication of chronic otitis media referred to an ongoing ear infection can be treated with Mastoidectomy.
  • Our doctor may also perform this surgery To put in a cochlear implant,
  • Mastoidectomy can also remove abnormal growths at the base of your skull.

What is the Procedure for Mastoidectomy?

Using general anesthesia, our doctor will perform a mastoidectomy. For a mastoidectomy, our surgeon will usually:

  • Get access to your mastoid bone through a cut that is made behind your ear.
  • Use a small drill and a microscope to open your mastoid bone.
  • Usage of suction irrigation to keep the surgical area free of bone dust
  • Drill out Infected cells.
  • Close the operative site.

Facial nerve monitoring may also be used during the surgery, limiting the injury to the facial nerve.

What can you Expect after Mastoidectomy?

You might experience some discomfort, numbness, and headache after your surgery. Our doctor may prescribe you:

Pain medications and antibiotics to treat any infection Our doctor schedules you a return for wound check.

Follow our doctor's specific instructions on when you can swim or bathe. You should avoid all strenuous activities for at least two to four weeks.

Dr. Neetu Modgil has vast experience in Mastoidectomy and successfully treated many patients. Please book an appointment right away to contact our doctor.

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