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Pediatric Mastoiditis

Key points about pediatric 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 healthcare 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.


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Departments that Treat Mastoiditis

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Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.