Auditory brainstem implants for neurofibromatosis type 2

@article{Colletti2012AuditoryBI,
  title={Auditory brainstem implants for neurofibromatosis type 2},
  author={Liliana Colletti and Robert V. Shannon and Vittorio Colletti},
  journal={Current Opinion in Otolaryngology \& Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={353–357}
}
Purpose of reviewNeurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) produces benign Schwann cell tumors on many cranial nerves, in particular on the vestibular portions of the VIIIn bilaterally. Removal of these vestibular schwannomas usually severs the auditory portion of the VIIIn, thus deafening the patients. The auditory brainstem implant (ABI) was designed to provide prosthetic electric stimulation of the cochlear nucleus in the brainstem to restore some hearing sensations to patients deafened by bilateral… Expand
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