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A Repot of Surgical Complications in a Series of 262 Consecutive Pediatric Cochlear Implantations in Iran

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Shokofeh Radfar 1 , Mahdieh Hassanalifard 2 , Mohammadali Raeessi 3 , Jaleh Yousefi 3 , Mohammad Ajallouyean 3 , Susan Amirsalari 4 , *

1 Department of Psychiatry; Cochlear Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Audiology, Cochlear Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of ENT; Cochlear Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Pediatrics; Cochlear Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Radfar S, Hassanalifard M, Raeessi M, Yousefi J, Ajallouyean M, et al. A Repot of Surgical Complications in a Series of 262 Consecutive Pediatric Cochlear Implantations in Iran, Iran J Pediatr. 2011 ; 21(4):455-460.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: 21 (4); 455-460
Published Online: December 31, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 10, 2010
Accepted: March 04, 2011

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Abstract

Objective: Cochlear implantations have become a routinely performed and successful surgical intervention in both adults and children. The current article reports the complications encountered in various age groups of consecutive children who underwent implantation in our center.
Methods: We performed a prospective analysis of all profoundly deaf children who underwent cochlear implantation from March 2006 to July 2009 at Baqhiyatallah Cochlear Implantation Center. All patients were younger than 5 years old at the time of implantation.
Findings: The minor complications occurred in 49 (18.7%) cases, The most common postoperative complications were temporary facial weakness detected in 15 cases (5.7%) all of which were reversible. Magnet wound was observed in 14 (5.3%) patients, keloid formation in 10 (3.8%), wound infection in 2 (0.8%), otitis media in 5 (2%), and electrode movement, meningitis, vertigo, Laryngospasm each in 1 (0.4%) case was detected among our patients.
Conclusion: Cochlear implantation in children continues to be reliable and safe in experienced hands, with a low percentage of severe complications as long as the patient is monitored closely.

 

Keywords

Cochlear Impantation Deafness Operative Complication Surgery

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