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Cochlear Implantation after Bilateral Transverse Temporal Bone Fractures

By Jong-Heon Shin, SooChan Park, Sam-Hyun Baek and SungHee Kim


Patients deafened by a severe head injury are rarely encountered. We report a case of a 65-yr-old man with bilateral transverse temporal bone fractures due to head injury. He underwent cochlear implant and achieved a satisfactory auditory rehabilitation. Imaging studies of temporal bone before performing a cochlear implantation provide important information on a patient with bilateral temporal bone fractures. Cochlear implantations with careful planning in such a patient may be a very effective method for aural rehabilitation

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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