Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Surgical Approach and Postoperative Vertigo

Researchers at the University of Berlin investigated "the impact of different cochleostomy techniques on vestibular receptor integrity and vertigo after cochlear implantation." Comparing a group of 62 patients who "underwent implantation via an anterior or round window insertion approach" they concluded the "round window approach for electrode insertion should be preferred to decrease the risk of loss of vestibular function and the occurrence of vertigo."

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