The retrosigmoid approach for auditory brainstem implantation.

  title={The retrosigmoid approach for auditory brainstem implantation.},
  author={Vittorio Colletti and Francesco Fiorino and Marco Carner and Nadia Giarbini and Luca Sacchetto and G. Cumer},
  journal={The American journal of otology},
  volume={21 6},
OBJECTIVE To describe our experience with the retrosigmoid-transmeatal (RS-TM) approach in auditory brainstem implantation (ABI) as well as the anatomosurgical guidelines for this route. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Ear, Nose, and Throat Department of the University of Verona. PATIENTS Five patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) were operated on for vestibular schwannoma removal with ABI implantation from April 1997 to June 1999. The patients were four men and one… CONTINUE READING
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