Chronic middle ear disease and cochlear implantation
AuthorDonnelly, M. J.; Pyman, B. C.; Clark, Graeme M.
Source TitleAnnals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsDonnelly, M. J., Pyman, B. C., & Clark, G. M. (1995). Chronic middle ear disease and cochlear implantation. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 104(suppl.166), 406-408.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a publisher’s version of an article published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology published by Annals Publishing Company. This version is reproduced with permission from Annals Publishing Company. http://www.annals.com/
Profound or total hearing loss can occur in the setting of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM), either coincidentally or secondary to the disease process. Obviously, inserting a foreign body through a potentially infected field into a space that communicates intracranially presents a challenging management problem. This paper presents the experience from the Melbourne Cochlear Implant Clinic (CIC) in implanting patients with bilateral CSOM. This is certainly not a common problem, as there have been only 3 cases from 121 implanted adults. However, we feel that it is an important issue with potentially devastating consequences. In addition, there are many countries in which bilateral CSOM is a more common problem and cause of profound or total hearing loss.
Keywordsotology; middle ear disease; cochlear implant; otolaryngology; deafness
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