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Title: Fourteen-years experience with cochlear implantation in ramathibodi hospital
Authors: Lalida Kasemsuwan
Wichit Cheewaruangroj
Jumroon Tungkeeratichai
Thongchai Bhongmakapat
Cheamchit Thawin
Krisna Lertsukprasert
Rattinan Tiravanitchakul
Rada Dara
Jiraporn Laothamatas
Mahidol University
Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2010
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.93, No.12 (2010), 1399-1405
Abstract: Objective: To review the cochlear implant program in Ramathibodi Hospital and share experience of cochlear implantation emphasized on clinical and surgical outcomes. Material and Method: Retrospective review of 143 ears (140 patients) operated with cochlear implant between 1995 and 2009. The demographic data including etiology of deafness and findings from temporal bone CT scans were reviewed. The authors' experience with cochlear implant surgery in terms of patient selection, patient advisory clinic, necessary equipment, pre- and postoperative evaluations, surgical techniques and complications were discussed. Results: Most congenital origin was unknown etiology and congenital rubella was the most common known cause. From the CT scans of congenital deafness, vestibular aqueduct dilatation was the most common and found in 29.31% while Mondini malformation was shown to be 16.37%. The authors' surgical technique of using the pocket method and designed bony ridge at cortical mastoid rim had helped stabilizing the implant and electrode fancoil. During the last two years, no complication or revision surgery was detected. Conclusion: Cochlear implant surgery in both children and adults can result in good surgical outcome and fewer complications under experienced surgeons and a good team.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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