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Mastoidectomy - series—Procedure

Procedure

Overview

A mastoidectomy is the surgical removal of these mastoid air cells; the surgery may extend into the middle ear.

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.