Small - Incision Technique for Med-El Combi 40+™ Implantation

Authors

  • Charlotte M. Chiong Department of Otorhinolaryngology College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital University of the Philippines Manila; Philippine National Ear Institute National Institutes of Health University of the Philippines Manila
  • Maribel B. Mueller Med-El Regional Headquarters Muntinlupa City, Philippines
  • Erwin Voltaire M. Ungui Department of Otorhinolaryngology College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital University of the Philippines Manila; Philippine National Ear Institute National Institutes of Health University of the Philippines Manila

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v21i1-2.833

Keywords:

cochlear implantation, minimally invasive surgery

Abstract

Objectives: 1) To present a technique for implanting the Med-El Combi 40+™ using a small incision with minimal access. 2) To describe the short term postsurgical outcomes in these patients.

 

Methods: Two patients (1 child and 1 adult) underwent a novel small incision technique for implantation of the Med-El Combi 40+™ cochlear implant device. The short term outcomes in these two patients were described and compared with previous experience using the standard implantation technique citing advantages and possible limitations. As these two patients had bilateral implantation utilizing different techniques on the two sides interesting comparisons could be made on the same individuals.

 

Results: The preliminary experience with a novel small incision technique for the Med-El Combi 40+™ implantation shows encouraging results in terms of healing and initial performance of these patients.

 

Conclusion: This small incision technique may be offered to patients especially to those who wish to have bilateral implantations as this allows a less invasive approach, good cosmesis without sacrificing the safety and performance outcomes at least in the short term.

 

Keywords: cochlear implantation, minimally invasive surgery

 

 

 

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Published

2005-11-29

How to Cite

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Chiong CM, Mueller MB, Ungui EVM. Small - Incision Technique for Med-El Combi 40+™ Implantation. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2005 Nov. 29 [cited 2024 May 21];21(1-2):39-41. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/833

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