Air-collection behind the ear: a rare complication in cochlear implant surgery.

@article{Viccaro2008AircollectionBT,
  title={Air-collection behind the ear: a rare complication in cochlear implant surgery.},
  author={Marika Viccaro and Elio De seta and Edoardo Covelli and Giuseppina Balsamo and Roberto Filipo},
  journal={Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={218-20}
}
A rare case of cochlear implant surgery complication is described: air collection behind the ear. A 61-year-old male with a 20-year history of progressive bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss underwent cochlear implant surgery on the left ear with Clarion Hi-Res 90K (Advanced Bionics, Sylmar, CA, USA). Ten days after surgery, the patient presented visible tumefaction behind the ear corresponding to the receiver-stimulator. Ultrasonography, with a probe of 30 MHz, of the surface behind… CONTINUE READING

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