Tos deliberately maintained the historical terminologies of simple mastoidectomy
(cortical, complete, Schwartze) for translational purpose.
Whenever exposure or hemostasis is believed to be inadequate with simple mastoidectomy
, canal-wall-down mastoidectomy should be performed.
In cholesterol granuloma of the mastoid, simple mastoidectomy
with insertion of a ventilation tube or with additional mastoid obliteration is preferred.
In this context simple mastoidectomy
seems to be an integral part of tympanoplasty.
Christensen et al obtained good results in 7 patients treated with intravenous antibiotics, simple mastoidectomy
with unroofing of the sigmoid sinus, and tympanostomy tube placement.
After myringoplasty with simple mastoidectomy
, however, ears with inflammatory mastoids fared very nearly as well as those without signs of inflammatory changes.
The patient underwent simple mastoidectomy
. The mastoid bone was grossly well pneumatized.
Brackmann DE et al (2010) observed that simple mastoidectomy
in all tympanoplasties is a good practice.
We performed a simple mastoidectomy
to obtain a pathologic specimen.
We performed a distal facial nerve dissection and a simple mastoidectomy
with facial recess exposure for resection to negative margins.
Lesions limited to the mastoid cortex can be treated with simple mastoidectomy
, but they have also been reported to heal on their own.
A 4-year-old boy had undergone a simple mastoidectomy
at another hospital.