Mastoidectomía

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Definición

Es una cirugía para extirpar las celdillas en los espacios huecos y llenos de aire que se encuentran en el cráneo por detrás del oído, las cuales se denominan celdillas mastoideas.

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Descripción

La cirugía solía ser una forma común de tratar una infección en las celdillas mastoideas. Dicha infección generalmente resultaba de una infección auditiva que se diseminaba al hueso circundante en el cráneo.

Por qué se realiza el procedimiento

La mastoidectomía se puede utilizar para tratar: 

Riesgos

  • Cambios en el sentido del gusto
  • Mareo
  • Hipoacusia
  • Infección que persiste o sigue reapareciendo
  • Ruidos en el oído (tinnitus)
  • Debilidad de la cara

Expectativas después de la cirugía

Convalecencia

Referencias

Lambert PR. Mastoidectomy. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010:chap 142.

Chole RA, Sudhoff HH. Chronic otitis media, mastoiditis, and petrositis. In: Flint PW, Haughey BH, Lund LJ, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010:chap 139.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/30/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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