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Mastoiditis

Key Points about Mastoiditis

  • Mastoiditis is an inflammation or infection of the mastoid bone.
  • Mastoiditis is a complication of a middle ear infection. It happens when the infection in the middle ear spreads into the mastoid bone.
  • Treatment of mastoiditis usually includes antibiotic medicine and draining the middle ear.
  • Mastoiditis is usually treated by an ear, nose and throat health care provider.
  • Complications can include hearing loss, facial nerve damage and meningitis. It’s vital that you and your child go to all follow-up appointments to check for hearing problems and other complications.
  • What is mastoiditis?
  • What causes mastoiditis?
  • What are the symptoms of mastoiditis?
  • How is mastoiditis diagnosed?
  • How is mastoiditis treated?
  • What are the possible complications of mastoiditis?
  • What can I do to prevent mastoiditis in my child?
Children's Team

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George Zalzal

George Zalzal

Division Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Pamela Mudd

Pamela Mudd

Director, Pediatric Voice Program
Otolaryngologist
Diego Preciado

Diego Preciado

Vice Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly

Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Vice President
Chief Quality and Safety Officer
Acting CMIO
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