Securing cochlear implants to the skull: Two alternate methods

H. R. Djalilian, T. King, R. A. Faust, S. Smith, S. C. Levine

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In view of the various problems encountered with the traditional methods of securing cochlear implants - including dural tear and suture dissolution following infection - we devised two alternate methods of performing this procedure. We use a titanium mesh or a Gore-Tex patch secured with two 4-mm screws to fix the receiver to the skull. No patient who has undergone either of these procedures at our institution has experienced any of the complications that are associated with the older silk, nylon, and Dacron sutures. Moreover, our two alternate methods are less technically difficult and can be performed in a shorter period of time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-173
Number of pages3
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001


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