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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 5/25/2016

Updated by: Sumana Jothi, MD, specialist in laryngology, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Otolaryngology, NCHCS VA, SFVA, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.