Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, April 17th, 2005
"Ossification and cochlear malformations are no longer seen as a contra-indication to cochlear implantation," physicians in Austria explained.
"The MED-EL COMBI 40+ short electrode was designed specifically for cases where major ossification has occurred, or where full insertion of an electrode may not be possible due to abnormal structure of the cochlea," noted I. Anderson and colleagues working at MED-EL in Innsbruck. In a recent study, they examined the "outcomes of 18 children implanted with the short electrode array."
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