Four years' experience with the minimally invasive surgical approach in cochlear implant surgery.

@article{Mack2006FourYE,
  title={Four years' experience with the minimally invasive surgical approach in cochlear implant surgery.},
  author={Karl F Mack and Ralf Heermann and Peter Issing and T H Lenarz and Burkard Schwab},
  journal={Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={187-92}
}
This is a prospective study on 808 profoundly or totally deaf patients who underwent either unilateral or bilateral cochlear implantation, involving a minimally invasive surgical approach, at the Medical University of Hannover's Department of Otolaryngology between May 2001 and May 2005. Advanced Bionics, Cochlear and MED-EL devices were used, the latter having been in use at our department since the beginning of 2003. The aim of our investigation was to determine the optimal surgical technique… CONTINUE READING

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