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Mod Radical Mastoidectomy

Surgical Procedure

Modified Radical Mastoidectomy

Indications for Surgery

Cholesteatoma, Ear Canal damage or absence, Tumors of the middle ear and mastoid, Chronic Otitis Media



Surgical Time

1.5-2 hours

Hospital Admission


Surgical Procedure

In addition to removal of the mastoid bone, the external auditory canal is removed leaving a cavity in the ear. The opening of the ear canal (the acoustic meatus) must be enlarged to allow proper air flow and cleaning of the area. The procedure requires avoidance of water in the future and is used infrequently at CEI.



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