Jefferson University Hospitals

Tympanoplasty with Mastoidectomy

Tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy refers to surgery performed to correct middle ear problems in both the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the small bones of the middle ear (mastoid bone) when medical treatment is not effective. The procedure is most frequently used to stop a chronic ear infection from spreading to the mastoid bone and causing damage.

What Does Tympanoplasty with Mastoidectomy Involve?

Jefferson head and neck surgeons will remove the infected portion of the mastoid bone and middle ear and reconstruct the eardrum while you're under general anesthesia. Our surgeons reach the middle ear through an incision behind your ear. If the mastoid bone has significant damage, your surgery may last several hours.