Mastoiditis and Its Treatment
A privately practicing otolaryngologist, Dr. Frank Brettschneider has owned and operated Port Huron Ear, Nose, and Throat since 1990. In this role, Dr. Frank Brettschneider has treated a number of patients for mastoiditis.

Often a secondary condition to a middle ear infection, mastoiditis occurs when the skull's mastoid bone becomes infected. The honeycomb-shaped and sponge-like bone fills with infectious material and can begin to deteriorate. If left untreated, the infection can spread and cause complications in the skull or brain.

To treat the condition and avoid a potentially fatal outcome, a patient with mastoiditis may require hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics followed by an at-home course of oral medication. If this process does not succeed in clearing the infection, the patient may need surgery to remove part of the mastoid bone and drain the infection, at which time the surgeon may choose to also drain infectious material from the middle ear. Physicians must be careful in monitoring patients' progress after treatment, as the deep location of the mastoid bone makes it easy for infection to recur or persist.                            
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