Minimally invasive approach and fixation of cochlear and middle ear implants.

@article{Jiang2004MinimallyIA,
  title={Minimally invasive approach and fixation of cochlear and middle ear implants.},
  author={Dan Jiang and Athanasios Bibas and Alec F Fitzgerald O'Connor},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={618-20}
}
One of the conventional surgical approaches for cochlear implantation is a retro-auricular incision with a posterior-inferiorly based skin and subcutaneous tissue flap and a superiorly based periosteal flap. The obvious advantage is an open operating field but the disadvantages are a large wound and a lengthy operating time. It may also result in more wound-related complications. To overcome these disadvantages, we have developed a minimally invasive technique that includes a small retro… CONTINUE READING

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