Cochlear implantation without mastoidectomy: the pericanal electrode insertion technique.


OBJECTIVE A new minimally invasive cochlear implantation method with direct electrode insertion through the external auditory canal (EAC) is presented. MATERIAL AND METHODS Surgery begins with a retroauricular skin incision. The bony surface of the mastoid plane behind the ear is dissected free and the skin of the EAC is elevated together with the… (More)