MRM (Modified Radical Mastoidectomy)
To remove mastoid air cells in order to treat cholesteatoma which is an unusual but non-cancerous growth in the middle ear, Mastoidectomy a surgical process is performed in the middle ear.
What is the procedure?
A small incision is made by the doctor in the ear to reach the middle ear and remove the mastoid air cells to avoid any infection. In this procedure, the posterior and superior canal wall of the ear are kept intact and only the affected areas are removed. The objective is to reconstruct the area in order to retain normal hearing.
What if I leave it untreated?
Any form of infection, if not treated may spread to other parts of the body causing further health issues. In case of cholesteatoma or skin cyst, if not removed may become infectious and may lead to problems like:
- Facial Palsy or compression of facial nerve
- Ear drainage
How long is the procedure?
The procedure only takes a couple of hour and can be done at the day care. You need not to get admitted overnight for an MRM surgery.
What are the symptoms?
A patient may witness partial hearing loss, infection, discharge from ear which is foul smelling and in chronic cases facial paralysis as well.