Excision of the mastoid bone.
A surgical technique which removes infection from the mastoid bone behind the ear. Because the infection is saturated in the small air cells of the bone, this means that the bone is removed, thus removing the disease.
surgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process
a surgical procedure that removes an infected portion of the mastoid bone when medical treatment is not effective
a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the mastoid bone, which is the bone directly behind the ear
a procedure to remove part of the mastoid in order to clean out infection and remove cholesteatoma
Mastoidectomy is an operation to remove disease from the bone behind the ear, when medical management is inadequate. There need not be drainage or ear pain for mastoid disease to exist. Sometimes a mastoidectomy is required in order to gain better exposure to the middle ear and attic.