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Cochlear implantation in the presence of chronic suppurative otitis media

Axon, PR; Mawman, DJ; Upile, T; Ramsden, RT; (1997) Cochlear implantation in the presence of chronic suppurative otitis media. Journal of Laryngology and Otology , 111 (3) 228 - 232. 10.1017/S0022215100136977. Green open access

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Nine patients are presented who underwent cochlear implantation ih the presence of chronic suppurative otitis media. Four had a simple tympanic membrane perforation, four had a pre-existing mastoid cavity and one had cholesteatoma in the ear chosen for implantation. Patients with a simple perforation had a staged procedure with myringoplasty followed by cochlear implantation after an interval of three months. Patients with cholesteatoma or with an unstable mastoid cavity were also staged. A mastoidectomy or revision mastoidectomy was performed with obliteration of the middle ear and mastoid using a superiorly pedicled temporalis muscle flap and blind sac closure of the external meatal skin. After a further six months a second stage procedure was performed to confirm that the middle-ear cleft was healthy and to insert the implant. Patients presenting with a stable mastoid cavity underwent obliteration of the cavity and implantation of the electrode as a one-staged procedure. To date there have been no serious problems such as graft breakdown, recurrence of disease or implant extrusion, and all patients are performing well.

Type: Article
Title: Cochlear implantation in the presence of chronic suppurative otitis media
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0022215100136977
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215100136977
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright Cambridge University Press 1997
Keywords: Cochlear implant, Otitis media, Chronic suppurative
UCL classification: UCL
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/174456
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