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Mastoid Surgery - What you need to know

Mastoid surgery (mastoidectomy) is a surgical procedure that removes diseased or damaged cells from air-filled spaces located within the mastoid bone. The mastoid bone can be found in the skull sitting just behind the ear. Mastoidectomy treats ear infections, and cholesteatoma (chronic ear infections) and is also used for cochlear implants. Read on to find out more.

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Mastoid Surgery - What you need to know

Mastoid surgery (mastoidectomy) is a surgical procedure that removes diseased or damaged cells from air-filled spaces located within the mastoid bone. The mastoid bone can be found in the skull sitting just behind the ear. Mastoidectomy treats ear infections, and cholesteatoma (chronic ear infections) and is also used for cochlear implants. Read on to find out more.

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Symptoms

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Condition

first condition

What is Mastoiditis?

One of the most important structures in your inner ear is the mastoid bone. Although it’s called a bone, the mastoid doesn’t have the typical structure associated with other bones in the human body. It’s made of air sacs and resembles a sponge, rather than being solid and rigid like most bones.view more

How is it Diagnosed ? When to consult a Doctor?

How is it Diagnosed ? When to consult a Doctor? 1 ) Drainage from the affected ear 2 ) Ear pain 3 ) Fever 4 ) Headache

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is Mastoiditis?

One of the most important structures in your inner ear is the mastoid bone. Although it’s called a bone, the mastoid doesn’t have the typical structure associated with other bones in the human body. It’s made of air sacs and resembles a sponge, rather than being solid and rigid like most bones.

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Condition two

How is it Diagnosed ? When to consult a Doctor?

How is it Diagnosed ? When to consult a Doctor? 1 ) Drainage from the affected ear 2 ) Ear pain 3 ) Fever 4 ) Headache

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Causes

  • middle ear infection (acute otitis media)
  • The infection may spread from the ear to the mastoid bone
  • The condition does not occur very often today. It is also much less dangerous.

Symptoms

  • Redness, tenderness and pain behind the ear
  • Swelling behind the ear that can cause it to stick out
  • Discharge from the ear.
  • A high temperature
  • Headache
  • Hearing loss in the affected ear.

Causes

  • middle ear infection (acute otitis media)
  • The infection may spread from the ear to the mastoid bone
  • The condition does not occur very often today. It is also much less dangerous.

Symptoms

  • Redness, tenderness and pain behind the ear
  • Swelling behind the ear that can cause it to stick out
  • Discharge from the ear.
  • A high temperature
  • Headache
  • Hearing loss in the affected ear.

When to undergo for surgery

The diseased cells are often the result of an ear infection that has spread into your skull. The procedure can also be used to remove an abnormal growth of the ear known as a Cholesteatoma. Various Mastoid Surgeries are:

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Dr Sharan

M.B.B.S , M.S (Surgery)

10 years in General Surgery

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Dr Alok Banka

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

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Is it covered under insurance?

Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Most of the Insurance providers cover Mastoidectomy ,some may have waiting periods.

How is the recovery after surgery?

1 ) Full mastoidectomy recovery takes about six to 12 weeks. 2 ) However, most people can return to work, school and other routine activities in approximately one to two weeks. 3 ) Some patients may experience following symptoms post surgery 4 ) Drainage or discharge 5 ) Hearing Issue 5 ) Pain 6 ) Taste disturbance and dry mouth

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Frequently Asked Questions

Acute mastoiditis causes ear symptoms and systemic symptoms. The ear symptoms include ear pain, hearing loss, tenderness to touch, swelling, and redness.

Usually, symptoms of mastoiditis appear days to weeks after acute otitis media develops, as the spreading infection destroys the inner part of the mastoid process. A collection of pus (abscess) may form in the bone

There are 3 main ways a brain abscess can develop. These are: an infection in another part of the skull – such as an ear infection, sinusitis or dental abscess, which can spread directly into the brain.

Mastoiditis is a serious infection of the mastoid, the hard, prominent bone just behind and under the ear. The condition is rare and can be life threatening without treatment.