OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Inner Ear Malformations and Implantation

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15    Inner Ear Malformations and Implantation 15.1 Introduction Implantation in patients with a malformation of the inner ear or cochlear nerve abnormality is challenging. Generally speaking, the more severe and less…

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Instruments and Implants

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4     Instruments and Implants 4.1 Cochlear Implantation: Instruments, Monitoring, and Implants 4.1.1 Instruments for Cochlear Implant (CI) Surgery The number of instruments should be limited but has to be sufficient for…

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Auditory Implantation in Otosclerosis Patients

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13    Auditory Implantation in Otosclerosis Patients 13.1 Otosclerosis Otosclerosis is a process of bone resorption of the petrous bone (otospongiosis) followed by replacement with thick, irregular, sclerotic bone (otosclerosis) often leading…

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Meningitis and Implantation

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12    Meningitis and Implantation 12.1 Introduction Worldwide, vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae has led to an absolute decline in numbers of patients suffering from bacterial meningitis. S….

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Surgical Anatomy in Auditory Implantation

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2     Surgical Anatomy in Auditory Implantation Auditory implantation requires good knowledge of the anatomical structures that may be encountered during middle ear implant surgery, cochlear implant (CI) surgery, or auditory brainstem…

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Cochlear Implantation

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5     Cochlear Implantation Cochlear implantation is a technique that fundamentally changed the therapeutic possibilities for patients with a profound to severe congenital or acquired sensorineural hearing loss. With the insertion of…

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Bone Conduction Implants

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18    Bone Conduction Implants Bone conduction implants deliver the acoustic stimulus directly through the skull bones to the inner ear, bypassing the outer and middle ear structures. They can be divided…

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Radiology in Auditory Implantation

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3     Radiology in Auditory Implantation Imaging is only a part of the work-up in cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation as these patients are thoroughly evaluated by a multidisciplinary team before the…

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