Articles

  • Disease

    Malignant otitis externa

    Ear anatomy

    Malignant otitis externa is a disorder involving infection and damage of the bones of the ear canal and at the base of the skull.

  • Surgery

    Mastoidectomy

    A mastoidectomy is surgery to remove cells in the hollow, air-filled spaces in the skull behind the ear. These cells are called mastoid air cells.

  • Disease

    Mastoiditis

    Mastoiditis is an infection of the bony air cells in the mastoid bone, located just behind the ear.  It is rarely seen today because of the use of antibiotics to treat ear infections.  This child has drainage from the ear and redness (erythema) behind the ear over the mastoid bone.

    Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid bone of the skull. The mastoid is located just behind the ear.

  • Disease

    Ménière's disease

    Ear anatomy

    Ménière’s disease is an inner ear disorder that affects balance and hearing.