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[A report of three cases and review of auditory brainstem implants in children].

Authors
  • Couloigner, V1
  • Gratacap, M2
  • Ambert-Dahan, E3
  • Borel, S3
  • Ettienne, V2
  • Kerouedan, A2
  • Bouccara, D3
  • Zerah, M4
  • Kalamarides, M5
  • Sterkers, O3
  • 1 Service d'ORL pédiatrique, université Paris Descartes, hôpital Necker-Enfants-Malades, AP-HP, 149, rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France. Electronic address: [email protected] , (France)
  • 2 Service d'ORL pédiatrique, université Paris Descartes, hôpital Necker-Enfants-Malades, AP-HP, 149, rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France. , (France)
  • 3 Service d'ORL, université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Paris, France. , (France)
  • 4 Service de neurochirurgie, université Paris Descartes, hôpital Necker-Enfants-Malades, AP-HP, Paris, France. , (France)
  • 5 Service de neurochirurgie, université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Paris, France. , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neuro-Chirurgie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
60
Issue
1-2
Pages
17–26
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuchi.2014.01.002
PMID: 24656883
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

ABI has now entered the list of treatments that can be proposed in pediatric profound sensorineural deafness. Its major risks of complications are CSF leakage and non-auditory side effects. Its outcomes are worse and less predictable than cochlear implants. Thus, its indications must remain restricted to cases meeting the following conditions: absence of alternative option to restore hearing, patients and parents high level of motivation and realistic expectations.

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