Safety of radiofrequency ablation for adenotonsillectomy after cochlear implantation.

  title={Safety of radiofrequency ablation for adenotonsillectomy after cochlear implantation.},
  author={Matthew C. Gropler and Brittany A Leader and D. Brown and James R. Benke and Stephen P Bowditch and S. Ishman},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
OBJECTIVE While a cadaveric animal study has suggested that radiofrequency ablation can be safely used in patients with cochlear implants, no in vivo studies have been published to confirm that radiofrequency ablation does not alter the integrity of the cochlear implant device. METHODS Cochlear implant impedance and functional performance were studied through a prospective case series in five children with seven functioning multichannel implants before and after radiofrequency ablation… Expand
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