The Radical Mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure where in the doctor removes mastoid air cells (a part of the skull located behind the ear), part of middle ear structure and ear canal to prevent the mastoid disease or mastoiditis (mastoid bone infection) to spread further.
Any ear infection can be quite painful for a patient. One should never neglect to take care of ear. Radical Mastoidectomy helps in treating the mastoid air cells in ear which may have caught some infection. If not treated the infection may even spread to your skull.
The doctors will make a small incision in the ear to reach the middle ear and remove the mastoid air cells to avoid any infection.The posterior and superior canal wall of the ear is removed.Exteriorisation of the middle ear is also conducted.
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.