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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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
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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