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Mastoidectomy - series—Indications

Indications

Overview

An infection of the mastoid air cells that cannot be controlled with antibiotics may call for surgical treatment.

Review Date 9/17/2016

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, general surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.