open-cavity tympanomastoidectomy

open-cavity tympanomastoidectomy
tympanomastoidectomy with removal of the posterior wall of the ear canal, such as radical mastoidectomy and modified radical mastoidectomy. Called also open-cavity mastoidectomy, and canal wall down t. or mastoidectomy. Cf. closed-cavity t.

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  • closed-cavity tympanomastoidectomy — tympanomastoidectomy with tympanoplasty and maintenance of an intact posterior wall of the ear canal. Called also closed cavity mastoidectomy, canal wall up t. or mastoidectomy, and intact canal wall t. or mastoidectomy. Cf. open cavity t …   Medical dictionary

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  • mastoidectomy — A group of operations on the mastoid process of the temporal bone and middle ear to drain, expose, or remove an infectious, inflammatory, or neoplastic lesion. [ …   Medical dictionary