Simple mastoidectomy; Canal-wall-up mastoidectomy; Canal-wall-down mastoidectomy; Radical mastoidectomy; Modified radical mastoidectomy; Mastoid obliteration; Retrograde mastoidectomy; Mastoiditis - mastoidectomy; Cholesteatoma - mastoidectomy; Otitis media - mastoidectomy

A mastoidectomy is surgery to remove cells in the hollow, air-filled spaces in the skull behind the ear within the mastoid bone. These spaces are called mastoid air cells.

Mastoidectomy - series - Normal anatomy

Mastoid air cells are open, air-containing spaces in one of the skull bones.


Why the Procedure Is Performed


Before the Procedure

After the Procedure

Outlook (Prognosis)