All Issues
Year: 2002  Vol. 6   Num. 2  - Apr/June Print:
Original Article
Texto Text in Portuguese
Surgical Technique for Cochlear Implant
Tcnica Cirrgica para Implante Coclear
Ricardo Ferreira Bento*, Rubens Vuonno de Brito Neto**, Tanit Ganz Sanchez***, Arthur Menino Castilho****.
Key words:
cochlear implant, surgical technique.

Introduction: The conventional technique for cochlear implant is through mastoidectomy and posterior timpanotomy. Objective: This paper describes the technique presently used in the ENT Department of University of So Paulo Medical School, which is the result of implementations in more than 50 patients. Methods: First a wide mastoidectomy is performed with posterior tympanotomy to allow the access to the middle ear. A cochleostomy is than performed anterior and superior to the round window, so that the electrodes can be introduced in the scala tympani.



All right reserved. Prohibited the reproduction of papers
without previous authorization of FORL © 1997- 2023