What is Mastoidectomy
Mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the mastoid bone's air cells. The mastoid bone is a hard, bony bump located behind the ear. This bone contains honey-comb-like structures that are filled with air spaces called mastoid cells. It also connects air spaces of the middle part of the ear. Hence when a person has an ear disease that affects the middle ear, it can spread to the mastoid bone. In such a situation, mastoidectomy is necessary.
The cholesteatoma is usually removed during surgery. Cholesteatoma is abnormal skin growth behind the eardrum that can push into the middle ear or grow back to the mastoid bone. This causes the wearing of the mastoid bone and may result in hearing loss. With this help, the eardrum can be repaired, and the hearing mechanism can be reconstructed.
- Eradication of Disease and Infection
- Approach for Removal of Cholesteatoma
- Establish Aeration
- Restore Hearing