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What is Mastoidectomy? Print E-mail
Written by Phillip LaVeque   
Tuesday, 27 October 2009

A mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the mastoid bone, which is the bone directly behind the ear.

Who is a candidate for the procedure?
This procedure is done for people who have chronic mastoiditis, which is infection or inflammation of the mastoid. A buildup of debris in the middle ear from long-term infections such as chronic otitis media, cancer, or a bone infection can cause the problem. A mastoidectomy may also be used to get to the inside of the skull to remove a brain tumor.

How is the procedure performed?


A mastoidectomy is usually done under general anesthesia. This means that the person is put to sleep with medicine. An incision is made behind the ear. The surrounding bone is drilled to gain access to the mastoid cavity. The mastoid bone is then removed. The incision is closed with sutures, and a dressing is applied.

 

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