Subtotal Petrosectomy

Surgery for Hearing

Ear infections occasionally can get notorious and erode the bones of the ear ( temporal bone). If left unattended, it can progress to pus formation in adjacent areas like the brain and neck. Occasionally, this becomes life threatening. Whether it is aggressive ear infection, cholesteatoma or cancer of ear in this region, the treatment is ear surgery encompassing removal of the affected area. Surgery for hearing is generally not considered in this scenario since the principal aim is complete extirpation of disease. However, individualisation of every patients disease is essential before decision making.