Mastoidectomy

Mastoidectomy

 

A mastoidectomy is surgery to remove damaged or diseased areas of your mastoid bone. Your mastoid bone is found just behind your ear and has many small spaces called air cells inside. You may need a mastoidectomy if you have chronic otorrhea ear drainage or ear infections. Ear drainage and infection can enter your mastoid bone and air cells, causing the bone to break down. You may need a mastoidectomy if you have a cholesteatoma. A cholesteatoma is a sac of tissue that can grow inside your ear. A cholesteatoma can cause hearing loss, and may break down your mastoid bone. A mastoidectomy may also be done to remove a tumor mass or to repair a damaged ear drum.

1 Item(s)

per page

Facebook
Google Plus
Twitter
Linked in