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Mastoidectomy - series

Mastoid air cells are open, air-containing spaces in one of the skull bones.



Normal anatomy

An infection of the mastoid air cells that cannot be controlled with antibiotics may call for surgical treatment.



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A mastoidectomy is the surgical removal of these mastoid air cells; the surgery may extend into the middle ear.



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