The temporoparietal fascia flap for coverage of cochlear reimplantation following extrusion

Kaveh Karimnejad, Asad Shahab Akhter, Scott Gregory Walen, Anthony Alan Mikulec

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Abstract

The management of cochlear implant extrusion (CIE) can be challenging, particularly in the pediatric population in whom reconstructive options are limited. We describe the use of the temporoparietal fascia flap (TPFF) for this purpose due to its ease of use and limited morbidity. We present a case series of two pediatric patients who underwent explantation of their devices, followed by reimplantation with TPFF coverage. Our experience provides evidence that the TPFF can be used to prevent further CIE through a postauricular incision following cochlear reimplantation with successful long-term results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume94
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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