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What's the risk of hearing loss and or facial paralysis after mastoid surgery?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Mastoid surgery

Mastoid surgery itself may not affect hearing.
But there is a small risk of facial paralysis, a complication.

In brief: Mastoid surgery

Mastoid surgery itself may not affect hearing.
But there is a small risk of facial paralysis, a complication.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both are infrequent

Chance of severe sensorineural hearing loss is approximately 1 in 1000 mastoid operations.
Chance of facial nerve injury is approximately 1 in 10, 000 ear operations.

In brief: Both are infrequent

Chance of severe sensorineural hearing loss is approximately 1 in 1000 mastoid operations.
Chance of facial nerve injury is approximately 1 in 10, 000 ear operations.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Small risks

Making hearing worse, or facial paralysis are known risks of mastoid surgery, but are small risks.
Surgeon's experience and training are key.

In brief: Small risks

Making hearing worse, or facial paralysis are known risks of mastoid surgery, but are small risks.
Surgeon's experience and training are key.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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