Complications of mastoiditis

Although most people with mastoiditis don't experience serious complications, treatment isn't always easy and the infectionmay come back.

If the mastoid bone isseverely infected and isn't removed, it can cause hearing loss and life-threatening health complications such as:

  • a blood clot
  • meningitis
  • a brain abscess

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018