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A musculoperiosteal flap cochlear implant device fixation technique: Our experience in 179 patients.
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PMID:  23140371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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KEY POINTS: Cochlear implant device fixation is an important aspect of the surgical procedure to ensure successful long-term outcomes. Inadequate device fixation may lead to constant shear stress, electrode fatigue and device extrusion or migration. Traditional fixation techniques involve bone-anchoring by drilling channels in the skull, which may lead to inadvertent injuries. More recent techniques use subperiosteal pockets but soft-tissue sutures are usually placed over the device. A straightforward none-bone anchored musculo-periosteal flap cochlear implant device fixation technique is described. Long-term results in 179 patients demonstrated low complication rates with no cases of device extrusion or migration. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Authors:
Costain Nick; Cavanagh Jonathan; Bance Manohar; Morris David P; Hong Paul
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1749-4486     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247023     Medline TA:  Clin Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Affiliation:
IWK Health Centre, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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