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When do you need surgery for mastoiditis?

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If the symptoms don’t quickly improve on IV antibiotics, or complications, like an abscess or bone erosion, develop, surgery to remove the infected mastoid bone may be recommended. This procedure is called a mastoidectomy.

From: Mastoiditis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Pediatric Mastoiditis."

Children's Memorial Hospital: "Acute and chronic mastoiditis."

Hearinginfo.org: "Mastoiditis."

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta: "Mastoiditis."

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Pediatric Mastoiditis."

Children's Memorial Hospital: "Acute and chronic mastoiditis."

Hearinginfo.org: "Mastoiditis."

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta: "Mastoiditis."

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 31, 2019

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