Techniques to Improve Hearing Preservation With Long Lateral Wall Electrodes

25 August 2021, 15:00 - 16:00, (UTC +2:00)


Online, Austria


In this SurgeryONLINE, we will demonstrate the following:

  • Mastoidectomy with attention to tapering/reducing posterior canal wall thickness to a plane anterior to plane of lateral semicircular canal.
  • Facial recess performed with explicit identification of facial nerve and removal of bone anterior and medial to facial nerve.
  • Modify shape of round window niche as required from cylinder to truncated cone.
  • Anterior-inferior round window incision, slow insertion (approx. 30 seconds) in orientation of scala tympani, careful release of electrode once in place
Moderator
Marek Polak, PhD
Head of Electrophysiology for Assessment
Research & Development
MED-EL