Flap Outcome Using “C” Shaped and “New” Incisions in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation

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M Ajalloueyan 1 , * , S Amirsalari 2 , Sh Radfar 2 , A Tavallaee 2 , S Khoshini 2

1 Department of Nerotology, Baqiyatallah Cochlear Implant Centre, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, No 9, Kadouee St, Shariati St., Tehran, Iran

2 Baqiyatallah Cochlear Implant Centre, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Ajalloueyan M, Amirsalari S, Radfar S, Tavallaee A, Khoshini S. Flap Outcome Using “C” Shaped and “New” Incisions in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2012 ; 14(4):e95952.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 14 (4); e95952
Published Online: April 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 03, 2019
Accepted: April 30, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Skin flap failure is a significant, though relatively uncommon complication of cochlear implant surgery. To achieve a good surgical result, a proper plan to locate the prospective implant is required. Thus, a new design of flap was evaluated in this regard.

 

Methods: Two hundred and eleven consecutive children undergoing cochlear implantation in Baqiyatallah Cochlear Implant Center were compared with 75 cases who were operated through the classic “C shaped” fashion from Jul/14/2007 to Feb/14/2009.

 

Results: There was one case of flap necrosis in the classic approach but there were no major flap complications in “new” design, also keloid formation as a minor complication was rare in the “new” method.

 

Conclusion: The “new” design is easier to apply with fewer complications, so it can be recommended in children undergoing cochlear implantation.  

Keywords

Cochlear implant Flap Infection Complication

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