The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Revision Cochlear Implant Surgery

Author(s): Mohamed Salah Elgandy, Mohammad Kamal Mobashir, Ezzeddin EL Sheikh, Marlan Hansen, Richard Tyler, Camille Dunn, Bruce Gantz

Cochlear Implantation (CI) is now widely accepted as a safe and effective treatment for children and adults with profound deafness. As with all electronic devices, a (CI) is susceptible to breakdown or failure. Although the (CI) reliability rate is now very high, the continually increasing population of implant recipients will result in the continued occurrence of revision surgeries. The first report of a CI revision surgery occurred in 1985, by Hochmair-Desoyer and Burian. Since then, several reports have addressed the safety of this procedure.

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