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Scala Tympani Vasculature and Possible Vascular Injury During Cochlear Implantation

  • Charles G. Wright
  • Peter S. Roland
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Abstract

The venous blood vessels of the scala tympani are largely unprotected by bone and therefore vulnerable to injury during cochlear implantation. Mechanical trauma to those vessels during implant surgery may contribute to loss of residual hearing.

Keywords

Scala tympani veins Spiral ligament Stria vascularis Modiolus Implant trauma Vascular injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles G. Wright
    • 1
  • Peter S. Roland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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