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Mastoidectomy

 

Pre operative instructions:

 Plan for your care and recovery after the operation. Allow for time to rest and try to find people to help you with your day-to-day duties.

Do not take aspirin for a week before the operation, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.

Follow any instructions your doctor may give you. Eat a light meal, such as soup or salad, the night before the procedure. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight and the morning before the procedure. Do not even drink coffee, tea, or water.

Postoperative Events:

After 7 days, the stitches are removed. Gelfoam packing is removed after two weeks and a good evaluation can then be obtained as to whether the graft was successful. Water is kept away from the ear and blowing of the nose is discouraged. If there are allegies or a cold, further antibiotics and decongestant should be given. Most individuals can return to work after two to three weeks unless they perform heavy physical labor, in which case the patient can return after four weeks.

After three weeks, all packing is completely removed under the operating microscope in the office,  and a hearing test is performed at eight to twelve weeks after the operation.

After two to three months, water can be allowed to enter the ear and the patient can even return to swimming.