Tympanomastoidectomy


What is Typmanomastoidectomy surgery?

It is a broad umbrella term for surgery of the tympanic membrane and mastoid cavity. These types of procedures are often performed for chronic infections of the middle ear space and benign neoplasms such as cholestomas.


Where is the surgery?

In a hospital or outpatient setting.


Do I have to keep water out of the ears?

Yes. Avoid water in the ears until the physician indicates it is safe to allow water.


How much pain should I expect?

Typically, this is not very painful following surgery. The pain is well controlled with pain medication that will be prescribed.


What should I expect after the surgery?

Your hearing may be decreased while packing is in the ear. You may also have some dizziness temporarily and so you should take extra precautions.


Post Operative Instructions

Keep the dressing on until you are seen by your physician. Your physician may prescribe drops to be used after the dressing is removed.

At least 3 or 4 visits are necessary for appropriate follow up over several months following surgery.

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