Wilde's incision

Wilde's incision

An obsolete procedure for relief of mastoiditis, consisting of a retroauricular incision into the mastoid bone.
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Post-aural or William Wilde's incision is extremely versatile, providing good access to the middle ear, even in patients with a narrow external auditory canal and short neck.
Patients diagnosed to have chronic suppurative otitis media between the ages of 10 and 70 years of tubotympanic type posted for elective tympanoplasty using post-aural incision (William Wilde's incision) under general anaesthesia who gave written informed consent were enrolled serially to participate in the study.