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Evaluation of receiver–stimulator migration in cochlear implantation using the subperiosteal pocket technique: a prospective clinical study

  • Y Güldiken (a1), B Polat (a1), N Enver (a1), L Aydemir (a2), Ş Çomoğlu (a1) and K S Orhan (a1)...
Abstract
Objective:

This study aimed to evaluate migration of the receiver–stimulator after cochlear implantation using the subperiosteal pocket technique.

Methods:

A prospective clinical study was performed of 32 paediatric patients (aged between 12 months and 8 years; mean ± standard deviation, 28 ± 19 months) who underwent cochlear implantation in tertiary referral centres. The degree of migration was evaluated using measurements between the receiver–stimulator and selected reference points: the lateral canthus, tragus and mastoid tip. All distances were measured during and six months after surgery.

Results:

No receiver–stimulator migration was observed when using the subperiosteal pocket technique.

Conclusion:

Concerns about implant migration in the subperiosteal pocket technique are unwarranted: this is a safe technique to use for cochlear implantation.

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Corresponding author
Address for correspondence: Dr B Polat, Department of ORL and Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul Medical Faculty, University of Istanbul, 34270 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey. Fax: +90 212 414 20 00 E-mail: beldanmdpolat@yahoo.com
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