TITLE

SURGICAL TECHNIQUES IN PARTIAL DEAFNESS TREATMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Skarzynski, Henryk; Matusiak, Monika; Piotrowska, Anna; Skarzynski, Piotr H.
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Hearing Science;Sep2012, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: To maximise the success of cochlear implantation, optimal placement of the electrodes inside the cochlea is required. Hearing preservation also means that intracochlear spaces must be approached in a way that avoids traumatising inner ear structures. Material and Methods: In order to examine this issue a literature search was performed targeting articles on surgical techniques used in partial deafness cochlear implantation. The aim was to evaluate the advantages and shortcomings of each technique. Results: In cochlear implantation two main approaches to the middle ear have been described: mastoidectomy/posterior tympanostomy and suprameatal. Two approaches to the inner ear are in use: cochleostomy and round window. Conclusions: From temporal bone studies and clinical work some general conclusion can be drawn: straight arrays should use round window insertion, and precurved arrays should use cochleostomy.
ACCESSION #
85967817

 

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