[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective:
To report electrode array misplacement into the superior semicircular canal occurring as an rare complication of cochlear implantation through round window insertion, and to explore the causative association between electrode array misplacement and cochlear implantation surgical techniques.
A chart review of the electrode array misplacement into the superior semicircular canal and their management in 695 patients undergoing cochlear implantation was undertaken from January 2003 and January 2014 in Anhui Provincial Hospital.
There were two children of electrode array misplacement into the superior semicircular canal complication, and the rate was 0.28%.
Electrode array misplacement into the superior semicircular canal associated with cochlear implantation is rare. Surgeons should be aware of that the smaller round window maybe the reason of electrode array misplacement through round window insertion. Intra-operative neural response telemetry and X-ray can alert the surgeon the problem with the array's misplacement, which can be identified by postoperative CT.
No preview · Article · Jul 2014 · International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To explore the application of endoscopic transnasal prelacrimal recess-maxillary sinus approach in surgery for lesions in the pterygopalatine fossa.
Five patients with tumors of pterygopalatine fossa were treated by endoscopic transnasal prelacrimal recess-maxillary sinus surgery between May 2008 and May 2011. The lesions treated included 4 schwannoma. and 1 neurofibroma. The operation began with endoscopic transnasal lateral nasal wall approach to maxillary sinus. Then after opening posterior wall of maxillary sinus, the pterygopalatine fossa was entered and the tumor was removed. The operation was performed under hypotension anaesthesia.
The tumors were removed totally in all 5 patients. No complication was found. After the surgery, all patients fully recovered and were discharged from the hospital in 5 to 12 days. No recurrence and death occurred during the follow up periods ranging from 5 to 28 months.
Endoscopic transnasal prelacrimal recess-maxillary sinus approach is safe and effective management for benign tumors in the pterygopalatine fossa. This approach reserved nasolacrimal duct and turbinate, maintained the structure and function of the nose, with decreased morbidity and shorter recovery periods.
No preview · Article · Jan 2012 · Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery