+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Endoscopy of the cochlea during cochlear implantation



Endoscopy of the cochlea during cochlear implantation



Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 99(11): 919-922



We have previously demonstrated that multichannel cochlear implants may be effective in partially obstructed cochleas. In practice, however, it may be difficult to determine whether electrode insertion is feasible prior to attempting it. Initial trials with a flexible fiberoptic otologic endoscope on 10 cadaver temporal bones were previously reported. On the basis of these trials, endoscopy of the inferior segment of the cochlea during cochlear implantation seemed feasible. In the present study, the same endoscope was used on eight subjects undergoing cochlear implantation, six of whom had partially obstructed cochleas. Endoscopy was found to be helpful in visualizing obstructed segments, determining patency after the obstruction was removed, and identifying normal structures of the cochlea. Documentation with videotape and 35-mm photography constitutes the majority of this paper.

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 007300733

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 2241019

DOI: 10.1177/000348949009901112


Related references

Cochlear implantation in the obliterated cochlea. Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences 27(3): 147-152, 2002

Cochlear implantation in the congenital malformed cochlea. Laryngoscope 105(11): 1184-1187, 1995

Management of obliteration of the cochlea in cochlear implantation. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. Supplement 166: 416-418, 1995

Cochlear implantation in children with malformation of the cochlea. Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 50: 59-65, 1995

Surgical anatomy of the cochlea for cochlear implantation. Annals of Anatomy 188(4): 363-370, 2006

Implantation of the CLARION cochlear implant in an ossified cochlea. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. Supplement 177: 35-38, 1999

Anatomy of the human cochlea--implications for cochlear implantation. Cochlear Implants International 12 Suppl 1: S8-13, 2011

Surgical results of cochlear implantation in malformed cochlea. Otology & Neurotology 27(5): 615-623, 2006

Cochlear implantation in ossified cochlea-Merf experience. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 57(4): 327-329, 2005

Cochlear implantation surgery in patients with totally ossified cochlea. Chinese Medical Journal 127(21): 3832-3834, 2014

Variational anatomy of the human cochlea: implications for cochlear implantation. Otology & Neurotology 30(1): 14-22, 2008

Human cochlea: anatomical characteristics and their relevance for cochlear implantation. Anatomical Record 295(11): 1791-1811, 2013

Surgical considerations regarding cochlear implantation in the congenitally malformed cochlea. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 121(4): 495-498, 1999

Relationship of cochlea with surrounding neurovascular structures and their implication in cochlear implantation. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 37(8): 913-919, 2016