Mastoidectomy


 

WHY IS THE MASTOIDECTOMY PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

Chronic ear infections with complications, such as

  • Cholesteatoma
  • Vertigo
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Abscess over mastoid bone

HOW IS THE MASTOIDECTOMY PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

  • In the operating room under general anesthesia
  • Done as an outpatient procedure
  • Pre-op labs may be required
  • Chest x-ray and EKG are required if the patient is over the age of 50 and heart or lung problems exist

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

  • Pain lasting several days
  • Delayed improvement in hearing

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE SURGERY?

  • Take antibiotics and pain medications given by the doctor
  • Keep all water out of the ear canals
  • Call the doctor if you are severely dizzy or if your face does not move
  • Go to the emergency room immediately if clots of blood occur
  • Return for follow-up in 1 day
Location
Advanced ENT & Allergy
11842 Rock Landing Drive, Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-979-6475
Fax: 757-873-9579
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