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Mastoidectomy scar: You should not be experiencing frank pain at the site of your mastoidectomy incision. The scar may feel a bit tight or uncomfortable, as the scar initially contracts and then stretches out during the healing and wound remodeling process. Make sure to have the area checked by your ear surgeon.See 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: The risks include bleeding, scarring behind the ear or in the canal, perforation (hole) in eardrum, taste disturbances, dizziness, facial nerve injury, cerebrospinal fluid leak, meningitis, injury to sigmoid sinus (large vessel that drains brain), persistent hearing loss, and others. After all that said, a good ENT surgeon can take care of this with remarkable safety and good results.See 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely not: These are two separate problems and are not related. Mastoidectomy today is usually performed for CHRONIC ear infection. This is not related to tonsillitis. Tonsillectomy is indicated for 3 reasons. 1.) Recurrent acute tonsillitis at least 3-4 times a year, 2.) Obstruction of upper airway leading to a sleep disorder secondary to enlarged tonsils. and 3.) Fetid odor due to retained food.
Complicated.: Need very detailed postop instructions. Your ENT surgeon should provide very detailed written postop instructions.
I had a mastoidectomy operation six months ago. Can this cause a need for a cholesteatoma operation?
Unlikely: Mastoidectomies are one of the surgical procedures to rid one of a cholesteatoma and they certainly don't cause them. Cholesteatomas have a reputation for being hard to eradicate, so most likely the operation simply failed to get it all out. See your ENT surgeon.
Any: Ent doctors who have special training in the ear are called otologists. Some older ENT doctors who trained before specialty boards concentrated their practices on the ear and have a huge experience in performing mastoidectomies. The key for you is to find a doctor who does a lot of ear surgery. The more procedures he or she does the better they are at it generally.
Elective surgery: Elective surgery means that the surgery can be scheduled at the convenience of the patient. The other kinds of surgery are emergent--gotta get it done right now; urgent--must be done soon, but not right this second; and elective--can be scheduled. Mastoidectomy is typically not done in emergent or urgent circumstances. It needs to be done, but if you wait a week or two or more, it's okay.
Consult w/ your ENT: There are different types of mastoidectomy procedures depending on your situation; some types may result in a degree of hearing loss. Complications are less common; healing depends on the type of performed, your level of infection, and your physiology (how well you heal/recover). Alternatives include medication or delay of treatment. I recommend a thorough discussion with your surgeon & referring doctor.
It depends...: There are different types of mastoidectomy procedures depending on your situation; some may result in a degree of hearing loss. Complications are uncommon & healing depend on the type of performed, your level of infection, and your physiology (how well you heal/recover). Alternatives are medication or delay of treatment. Have a thorough discussion with your surgeon & referring doctor.
Please re-ask: & tell exactly what your question is. Thanks.
No: Once the bone is removed it smooths over but does not grow back as the mastiod process.
Mastoid regrowth: By definition, mastoidectomy is the REMOVAL of much or all of the mastoid bone and the mastoid air cells. The mastoid bone is the insertion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, seen when turning the head from side to side as the linear muscle mass that defines the lines of the front of the neck. After removal of the mastoid bone, it will not "grow" back in its original form. It will remain absent.
No, but: It depends on what the surgeon had to do during the procedure (how much soft tissue work). It's best to let you surgeon know, but usually the pain gets better as the days go on.
I had my mastoidectomy and now I am having facial paralysis. Does gym workouts helps me with my nerve paralysis?
This should be: Followed by your ENT person.-if you have had adequate treatment this physician should be making the decision, or if necessary get another conult.
ENT Dr. Can re-check: A person who had a drainage tube after surgery, and now with the tube gone, has a lump at the hole where the drainage tube had come through, might have some scar tissue forming at that site, some material trying to get out (but stuck inside the skin because the drainage tube is gone, and the skin sealed up), or some other problem. A return visit to the ENT surgeon can figure out the problem.See 1 more doctor answer
Had mastoidectomy on Monday is swelling normal? Drainage is pretty much clear. I'm on antibiotics.
Swelling: Assuming the swelling is in the area of your surgery… Yes some swelling is to be expected after surgery. You should have a follow up appointment (post op) with your surgeon. He/she would be happy to answer your questions and would like to know your progress or if you have any questions, they know your case and situation the best and should be informed. Do not be afraid to call your surgeon.See 1 more doctor answer