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Paediatric Bonebridge: bilateral simultaneous asymmetrical implantation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 June 2019

K Dusu*
Affiliation:
Department of ENT, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
M Walsh
Affiliation:
Department of ENT, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
N Eze
Affiliation:
Department of ENT, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
*
Author for correspondence: Mr Keli Dusu, 124 Old School Place, Cooper Road, Croydon CR0 4GB, UK E-mail: kfdusu@hotmail.com

Abstract

Background

The Bonebridge is an active transcutaneous bone conduction implant recommended as a surgical option for adults and children (aged 5–18 years). Successful implantation of the Bonebridge is often restricted by an insufficient amount of temporal bone to house the transducer in the paediatric patient.

Method and results

In this unique paediatric case, bilateral Bonebridge devices were implanted simultaneously in the right sinodural angle and the left middle cranial fossa.

Conclusion

The simultaneous implantation of bilateral Bonebridge devices was well tolerated in this paediatric patient, with significant improvement in her hearing. The middle cranial fossa is a viable option for housing the transducer.

Type
Short Communications
Copyright
Copyright © JLO (1984) Limited, 2019 

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Footnotes

Mr K Dusu takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper

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