Complications of cochlear implantation in adults.

  title={Complications of cochlear implantation in adults.},
  author={Georgios A Stamatiou and Efthimios Kyrodimos and Aristides Sismanis},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={120 7},
OBJECTIVES We describe our experience of intraoperative and postoperative complications of cochlear implantation in an adult population. METHODS Between April 1986 and June 2010, the senior author (A.S.) performed 449 cochlear implantations in two different institutions. Of these, 212 implantations were in adults. The operative techniques were similar in all cases. RESULTS Complications were observed in 12 of the 212 adult cases (5.7%), of which 10 were major (4.7%) and 2 minor (1%). In 7… CONTINUE READING


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