The insertion trajectory in cochlear implantation - comparison between two approaches.

@article{Shapira2011TheIT,
  title={The insertion trajectory in cochlear implantation - comparison between two approaches.},
  author={Yisgav Shapira and Andre A Sultan and Jona Kronenberg},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={131 9},
  pages={958-61}
}
CONCLUSION The suprameatal approach (SMA) for cochlear implantation is a safe procedure and is at least comparable to the classic mastoidectomy-posterior tympanotomy approach (MPTA) regarding the possibility of reducing electrode insertion trauma. OBJECTIVES To compare the trajectory in the SMA with insertion through cochleostomy, to the MPTA with round window insertion. METHODS Nine temporal bones were implanted by both techniques, and the point of first contact of a precurved electrode… CONTINUE READING