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Understanding Cortical Mastoidectomy with Myringoplasty Treatment

Cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to treat certain ear conditions, including chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma and tympanic membrane perforation. Chronic otitis media is an inflammation or infection of the middle ear that can lead to complications such as hearing loss, ear discharge, and recurrent ear infections. Cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty aims to remove diseased tissue, repair the eardrum, and improve middle ear ventilation and drainage.

Preparation and Procedure

At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction throughout the cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty treatment process. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: During the initial consultation, the otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) will evaluate the patient’s ear condition, assess the severity of symptoms, and discuss treatment options. The specialist will also review the risks and benefits of cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty and address any questions or concerns the patient may have.

  2. Preoperative Evaluation: Before surgery, the patient may undergo imaging studies such as a CT scan or MRI to assess the extent of disease and identify any anatomical abnormalities that may affect the surgical outcome. The patient may also be advised to discontinue certain medications that could increase the risk of bleeding during surgery.

  3. Surgical Procedure: Cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and safety. During the procedure, the otolaryngologist will make an incision behind the ear to access the mastoid bone and middle ear structures. Diseased tissue, including cholesteatoma if present, will be carefully removed, and any bony abnormalities will be addressed. The perforated eardrum will then be repaired using tissue grafts, such as temporalis fascia or cartilage, to create a watertight seal and restore hearing function.

  4. Recovery: After cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty, patients may experience temporary discomfort, swelling, and drainage from the surgical site. Pain medications, antibiotics, and ear drops may be prescribed to alleviate discomfort and prevent infection. It’s important for patients to follow post-operative instructions provided by the otolaryngologist and attend follow-up appointments to monitor healing and assess hearing function.

  5. Results: The results of cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty vary depending on the extent of disease, the success of the surgical repair, and the patient’s individual response to treatment. Many patients experience significant improvement in symptoms such as ear discharge, hearing loss, and recurrent infections following surgery. Full recovery typically takes several weeks, during which time patients should avoid activities that may increase the risk of trauma to the surgical site.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Cortical Mastoidectomy with Myringoplasty Treatment?

  1. Otolaryngology Expertise: Our team of experienced otolaryngologists specializes in cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty procedures, utilizing advanced techniques and technology to achieve optimal results for our patients.

  2. Customized Treatment Plans: We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique ear condition, symptoms, and treatment goals. Our otolaryngologists take the time to listen to patients’ concerns and develop customized treatment plans that address their specific needs.

  3. Comprehensive Care: In addition to cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty, we offer a wide range of otolaryngology services and treatments to address various ear and hearing conditions, including tympanoplasty, ear tube placement, and cochlear implantation.

  4. Patient-Centered Approach: At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. Our otolaryngologists provide compassionate care and support throughout the cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty process, ensuring that patients feel informed and confident in their treatment decisions.

If you’re experiencing chronic ear problems or hearing loss and are considering cortical mastoidectomy with myringoplasty, contact Neo TrueNorth today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced otolaryngologists.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Mahesh Meda

ENT Surgeon

Dr Lekha

ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist