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Further experience with a straight, vertical incision for placement of cochlear implants

  • W. P. R. Gibson (a1) and H. C. Harrison (a2)

Abstract

Experience with a straight, vertical incision for cochlear implantation in 168 patients of all ages is reported and comparison made with previous experience using a 'C' shaped incision in 173 patients with regard to complications encountered. With the straight incision the only complication was a wound infection which settled in one week; this is in contrast to the 'C'shaped incision, which was associated with a number of serious complications. The straight incision also compared favourably with the other incisions commonly used for cochlear implantation and appears to offer advantages over them.

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Address for correspondence: Mr H. C. Harrison, BMA House, 135 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000, Australia. Fax: 02-9247-2141

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Further experience with a straight, vertical incision for placement of cochlear implants

  • W. P. R. Gibson (a1) and H. C. Harrison (a2)

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