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What are some of the risks of a mastoidectomy?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Culviner
Dr. William Culviner
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Several

Changes in taste dizziness hearing loss infection that persists or keeps returning noises in the ear (tinnitus) weakness of the face.

In brief: Several

Changes in taste dizziness hearing loss infection that persists or keeps returning noises in the ear (tinnitus) weakness of the face.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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