Bacterial infection in the middle ear can further damage hearing. In order to prevent any kind of infection the doctors may suggest for Radical Mastoidectomy which is a procedure to stop the mastoid disease or mastoiditis (mastoid bone infection) to escalate further. During the process, mastoid air cells (a part of the skull located behind the ear), part of middle ear structure & ear canal is removed by the doctor.
Procedure for Radical Mastoidectomy
- A small incision in the ear to reach the middle ear & remove the mastoid air cells to keep away from any infection is made by the doctor.
- The posterior & superior canal wall of the ear is detached.
- Exteriorisation of the middle ear is also carried out.
Do I have to get admitted?
Radical Mastoidectomy is conducted under general anaesthesia, therefore, it is advisable to take admission.
How long do I have to stay in the hospital?
Radical Mastoidectomy takes on two-three hours and a patient can go the very same or the next day, depending on the time of the surgery and the condition of the patient.
Like any other surgical procedure, Masoidectomy also has its risk like infection, bleeding or no improvement.