WHY IS THE MASTOIDECTOMY PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Chronic ear infections with complications, such as
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