Noninvasive management of cochlear implant's inner magnet displacement after magnetic resonance

Walter Di Nardo, Sara Giannantonio, Lorenzo Schinaia, Eugenio De Corso, Gaetano Paludetti

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MRI is a widespread and greatly helpful diagnostic tool, yet its use on cochlear implant patients is restricted by the presence of an inner magnet. We report on a case of magnet dislodgment after 1.5T MRI in a 31-year-old female with a Hi-Res 90K cochlear implant. In this case, it was possible to implement an alternative, totally noninvasive approach based on an external manual repositioning rather than a surgical procedure of the displaced magnet. Laryngoscope, 2013

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-786
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013



  • 1.5T MRI
  • Cochlear implant
  • magnet displacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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