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Magnet migration in a cochlear implantee - a serendipitous diagnosis.
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PMID:  23120710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The successful outcome of a cochlear implant habilitation program depends upon a multitude of vital factors, including the avid cooperation of the cochlear implantee, committed participation of the parents/family members and total dedication of the habilitation team of implant audiologists and auditory verbal therapists. In a rare situation, where the implantee's performance is suboptimal or poor inspite of successful implantation, anxious moments engulf the parents and the implant team, with the morbid fear of a device failure lingering at the back of their minds. We report such an incident in a 13-year-old cochlear implantee, who was an excellent cochlear implant performer for 8 years, following which she had rapid deterioration of her auditory verbal skills within the next few weeks. The hidden etiology, was the inconspicuous migration of the internal magnet of the Receiver-Stimulator Coil placed in the mastoid temporal bone of her skull, due to unexplained reasons. We share our experience with the diagnosis and management of this condition and review the existing world literature on this rarely reported entity.
Authors:
S Raghunandhan; P Vijaya Krishnan; Srividya Prashanth; Sathiya Murali; Mohan Kameswaran
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India     Volume:  62     ISSN:  2231-3796     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-02     Completed Date:  2012-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Madras ENT Research Foundation, Chennai, India.
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