Non-sutured fixation of the internal receiver-stimulator in cochlear implantation

Paolo Boscolo-Rizzo, Enrico Muzzi, Maria Rosaria Barillari, Franco Trabalzini

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to describe an alternative technique to secure the receiver-stimulator of the cochlear implant to the skull with a tailored flap of periosteum. Other techniques are also reviewed and discussed. 179 consecutive patients were implanted by the same surgeon in a tertiary care setting. Age ranged from 11 months to 74 years. Patients were retrospectively evaluated for device migration. No cases of migration were observed during follow up, ranged 1-99 months with a median of 48 months. The alternative technique proposed is safe and reliable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)961-965
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume268
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Cochlear Implantation
Periosteum
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Tertiary Healthcare
Skull
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Surgeons

Keywords

  • Cochlear implantation
  • Minimal access surgical procedures
  • Periosteum
  • Postoperative complications
  • Surgical flaps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Non-sutured fixation of the internal receiver-stimulator in cochlear implantation. / Boscolo-Rizzo, Paolo; Muzzi, Enrico; Barillari, Maria Rosaria; Trabalzini, Franco.

In: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Vol. 268, No. 7, 07.2011, p. 961-965.

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Boscolo-Rizzo, Paolo ; Muzzi, Enrico ; Barillari, Maria Rosaria ; Trabalzini, Franco. / Non-sutured fixation of the internal receiver-stimulator in cochlear implantation. In: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 2011 ; Vol. 268, No. 7. pp. 961-965.
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