Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Acta Otolaryngol. 2013 Oct;133(10):1012-21. doi: 10.3109/00016489.2013.797604. Epub 2013 Jun 14.

Surgical complications following cochlear implantation in adults based on a proposed reporting consensus.

Author information

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Odense University Hospital , Denmark.

Abstract

CONCLUSION:

The rate of severe complications was low and cochlear implantation is a relatively safe procedure. Standardization is crucial when reporting on cochlear implant complications to ensure comparability between studies. A consensus on the reporting of complications proposed by a Danish team of researchers was applied, evaluated and found beneficial.

OBJECTIVES:

To report the surgical complications following cochlear implantation at our centre, applying and evaluating a proposed reporting consensus.

METHODS:

A retrospective file review of 308 consecutive adult implantations in 269 patients between 1994 and 2010 at Odense University Hospital was performed.

RESULTS:

The three most common major complications were wound infection (1.6%), permanent chorda tympani syndrome (1.6%) and electrode migration/misplacement/accidental removal (1.3%). Permanent facial nerve paresis occurred following one implantation (0.3%). Transient chorda tympani syndrome (30.8%), vertigo/dizziness (29.5%) and tinnitus (4.9%) were the most frequent minor complications.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Taylor & Francis Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk