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Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 2000;Suppl 125:52S-54S.

[Surgical techniques and complications of pediatric cochlear implantation].

[Article in French]

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Clinique et Policlinique d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale, Hôpital Cantonal de Genève, Rue Micheli-du-Crest 24, CH-1211 Genève 14. c.gysin@hcuge.ch

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Cochlear implantation has been performed in children since 1980, with thousands of children already implanted. The incidence of complications is around 7 to 10% in the literature.

METHODS:

This is a retrospective study of all children receiving a cochlear implant at the Hospital for Sick Children over 9 years. Surgical technique and outcome are analysed.

RESULTS:

There were 7 complications, all successfully treated, and involving no further consequences. 4 reimplantations were performed for device failure.

DISCUSSION:

Paediatric cochlear implantation is associated with a low incidence of complications. In this series, no complications were encountered on reimplantation.

PMID:
11141940
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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