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I had a mastoidectomy and now where a drain tube was is a large nodule. ?

I had a mastoidectomy and now where a drain tube was is a large nodule. ?

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. ...Read more

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No insurance supposed to get another mastoidectomy but in my l ear cuz it drains const. But i'm getting blood when it drains what can I do at home?

No insurance supposed to get another mastoidectomy but in my l ear cuz it drains const. But i'm getting blood when it drains what can I do at home?

Mastoiditis: You have a serious infection and you should follow the doctors advice and go through mastoidectomy and you will need antibiotics, dont ignore and see your ENT specialist and dont play around with it. ...Read more

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What are some of the risks of a mastoidectomy?

What are some of the risks of a mastoidectomy?

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. ...Read more

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Who are considered the best otologists to perform a mastoidectomy?

Who are considered the best otologists to perform a mastoidectomy?

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. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why a mastoidectomy is an elective surgery?

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. ...Read more

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My 6yo is having a mastoidectomy, can anyone tell me what to expect?

My 6yo is having a mastoidectomy, can anyone tell me what to expect?

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. ...Read more

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I am due to have a mastoidectomy operation. How serious is this operation?

I am due to have a mastoidectomy operation.  How serious is this operation?

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. ...Read more

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How long after being diagnosed with severe mastoiditus , should the mastoidectomy take place ?

How long after being diagnosed with severe mastoiditus , should the mastoidectomy take place ?

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. ...Read more