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.
- Cochlear implants
- Surgical technique