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An Improved Technique of Subtotal Cochleoectomy for Removal of Intracochlear Schwannoma and Single-stage Cochlear Implantation

Plontke, Stefan K.

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doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000002718



This work was supported by the following collaborators: Dr. Armin Schneider (cutting and post production), ARRI Medical GmbH, Munich; Ronny Boer (tone engineer), Wolfen; Dr. Daniel Böger (clinical collaboration) and Helgo Bauer (radiology), SRH hospital, Suhl; Prof. Sabrina Kösling (radiology), PD Dr. Dr. Udo Siebolts (pathology) and Prof. Torsten Rahne (audiology), University Medicine Halle (Saale), Germany.


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      Acoustic neuroma; Cochlear implant; Intracochlear; Intralabyrinthine; Vestibular schwannoma

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