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Cochlear implantation in congenital cochlear abnormalities

Raja Lope Ahmad, Raja Ahmad Al'konee and Saim, Lokman (2005) Cochlear implantation in congenital cochlear abnormalities. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 60 (3). pp. 379-382. ISSN 0300-5283

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Many children have benefited from cochlear implant device including those with congenital malformation of the inner ear. The results reported in children with malformed cochlea are very encouraging. We describe 2 cases of Mondini’s malformation with severe sensorineural hearing loss. Cochlear implantation was performed and both of them underwent post-implantation speech rehabilitation. Post-implantation both of them were noted to respond to external sound. But the second case developed facial twitching a few months after the device was switched on. It is important to evaluate the severity of the inner ear deformity and the other associated anomalies in pre-implantation radiological assessment in order to identify the problem that may complicate the surgery and subsequent patient management.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3641/4262
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cochlear implant, Mondini's dysplasia, Radiological assessment
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Raja Ahmad Al'Konee Raja Lope Ahmad
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 08:25
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 08:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4262

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