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Otology & Neurotology:
doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000253
Audiology

A New Bone Conduction Implant: Surgical Technique and Results

Manrique, Manuel; Sanhueza, Ignacio; Manrique, Raquel; de Abajo, Jorge

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Abstract

Objective

To describe the surgical technique under local or general anesthesia of 5 cases that have undergone this procedure and the audiologic results obtained with this new device.

Patients

Four patients with mixed hearing loss and 1 patient with single-sided deafness.

Intervention

Therapeutic.

Main Outcome Measures

The surgery was planned beforehand with a 3D reconstruction of a CT scan. The procedure was documented and timed in every case. Air and bone conductive pure tone audiometry and disyllabic words discrimination were tested after and before the procedure. Results were statistically analyzed.

Results

All patients tolerated well the procedure. Four patients were intervened under local anesthesia and 1 under general anesthesia because of an associated procedure. All patients showed statistically significant difference between the presurgery and postsurgery audiologic tests.

Conclusion

Implantation of the Bonebridge with local or general anesthesia is a safe and feasible procedure, with audiometric results that can come close with the ones provided by BAHD users.

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