Cochlear implantation after radical mastoidectomy: management of a challenging case.

ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties

PubMedID: 14981333

Karatzanis AD, Chimona TS, Prokopakis EP, Kyrmizakis DE, Velegrakis GA. Cochlear implantation after radical mastoidectomy: management of a challenging case. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2004;65(6):375-8.
Due to increasing experience and technological improvement, the selection criteria for cochlear implantation have improved. Cochlear implant application can now be performed in selected patients with pathological middle ear lesions. The surgical approach to a patient with a history of bilateral radical mastoidectomy is addressed in detail. The benefits of cochlear implantation in this case are also discussed.