• Disease

    Ruptured eardrum

    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.

    A ruptured eardrum is an opening or hole in the eardrum. The eardrum is a thin piece of tissue that separates the outer and middle ear. Damage to the eardrum...