What is mastoid debridement?


What is mastoid debridement?

A mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure that removes diseased mastoid air cells. The mastoid is the part of your skull located behind your ear. It’s filled with air cells made of bone and looks like a honey comb. The diseased cells are often the result of an ear infection that has spread into your skull.

What is the mastoid cavity?

A mastoid bowl is a cavity inside the ear. It is a deep pocket adjacent to and behind the eardrum. It is lined with skin and it secretes oils and produces dead skin that forms a buildup that needs to be cleaned periodically. It can retain water so it increases the risk of ear infection with water exposure.

How do you clean a mastoid Bowl?

Even with proper cleaning, ear canals and mastoid cavities may occasionally drain. This often happens after moisture accumulates in the mastoid, for instance after swimming or bathing. This can be helped by cleansing the ear canal with a mixture of vinegar and water, and then drying the ear canal thoroughly.

What is mastoid cavity reconstruction?

In modern ear surgery, mastoid cavities due to CWD mastoidectomy are obliterated using various techniques and materials. CWD mastoidectomy and combined bone pâté and Palva flap mastoid cavity obliteration is a technique that facilitates exposure of the middle cleft and ensures complete removal of cholesteatoma.

Can the mastoid bone be removed?

Mastoidectomy. Mastoid surgery, or mastoidectomy, involves drilling a hole in the mastoid bone and removing the infected air cells. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and many patients return home later the same day.

How do you fix mastoiditis?

Treatment for mastoiditis is with antibiotics. If antibiotics alone do not cure the infection, surgery may be needed to drain the middle ear or to remove part of the infected mastoid bone. The main way to prevent mastoiditis is to prevent ear infections (acute otitis media) or by treating an ear infection right away.

How serious is a mastoid infection?

If left untreated, mastoiditis can cause serious, even life-threatening, health complications, including hearing loss, blood clot, meningitis, or a brain abscess. But with early and appropriate antibiotic treatment and drainage, these complications can usually be avoided and you can recover completely.

What is the recovery time for a Mastoidectomy?

Tympanoplasty and Mastoidectomy recovery typically involves 1-2 weeks off of work or school. An initial follow-up appointment should take place one week after surgery for suture removal, after which most normal activity can resume. Packing will be removed periodically as the ear heals.

Is mastoiditis serious?

Mastoiditis is a serious bacterial infection that affects the mastoid bone behind the ear. It’s more common in children. Most people with mastoiditis recover quickly and have no complications as long as the condition is diagnosed and treated quickly.

What can mastoiditis lead to?