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Cochlear ossification after labyrinthine schwannoma surgery
18 April 2018 (online)
Cochlear ossificationen after acustic neuroma surgery occur in 30% of the cases This high rate is of central importance for the audiological rehabilitation in cases of intact N. cochlearis by cochlear implantation.
Aim of the present study was to evaluate the rate of ossification after labyrinthine schwannoma surgery.
Material and methods:
In retrospective study a radiological observation by means of a CT FB and MRT KHBW was performed in 10 cases 3 to 10 years after labyrinthine schwannoma surgery.
In one out of 10 cases we observed an ossification of the cochlea.
An early two stage or single stage cochlear implantation is recommended.