Cochlear implant fixation in children using periosteal sutures

Oliver F. Adunka, Craig A. Buchman

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe a simple technique for implant receiver/stimulator (ICS) fixation that uses a seat for the device and suture fixation through the native cranial periosteum. This technique has been used through minimal-access surgical techniques in children since 2003. PATIENTS: One hundred sixty pediatric cochlear implant recipients. INTERVENTION: Implantation using the described technique for ICS fixation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Postoperative complications related to ICS fixation. RESULTS: No complications have been observed. CONCLUSION: This report describes a simple and effective technique to secure the ICS package for pediatric cochlear implant surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)768-770
Number of pages3
JournalOtology and Neurotology
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cochlear implants
  • Surgical technique

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