Simultaneous translabyrinthine tumor removal and cochlear implantation in vestibular schwannoma patients

Jin Won Kim, Ji Hyuk Han, Jin Woong Kim, In Seok Moon

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Abstract

Refinement of surgical techniques has allowed hearing preservation after tumor resection to be prioritized. Moreover, restoration of hearing after tumor removal can be attempted in patients with bilateral vestibular schwannomas or those with a schwannoma in the only-hearing ear. Cochlear implantation (CI) has emerged as a proper method of acoustic rehabilitation, provided that the cochlear nerve remains intact. Studies of electrical promontory stimulation in patients after vestibular schwannoma resection have demonstrated favorable results. We describe herein two cases of hearing rehabilitation via CI implemented at the time of vestibular schwannoma resection. Tumors were totally removed, and cochlear implant electrodes were successfully inserted in both cases. Also, post operative CI-aided hearing showed improved results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1535-1539
Number of pages5
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov

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  • Medicine(all)

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