Small incision cochlear implantation in children

Delia Trales, V. Draganescu, Alin H. Marin, G. Iovanescu & Stan Cotulbea
Objective: Small incision cochlear implant surgery in children has been advocated to reduce post-operative morbidity and have a psychological effect on parents. With small incision techniques, it is not always possible to securely fix the device in place. This risks displacement of the device, particularly in active children. This technique has been used through minimal-access approach in children. Methods: Among 80 cochlear implantations in children performed between January 2003 and December 2010, there were 32...