The cochleovestibular nerve identified during auditory brainstem implantation in patients with narrow internal auditory canals: Can preoperative evaluation predict cochleovestibular nerve deficiency?
Visualization on MRI and detection of auditory responses suggested the presence of a CVN in patients with narrow IACs; however, the possibility of the presence of a CVN should be considered even when there is no clear evidence of a CVN on preoperative evaluations. Therefore, physicians should be prudent when determining candidacy for cochlear implantation or auditory brainstem implantation in patients with narrow IACs.
from The Laryngoscope
Posted on July 27, 2011, in Research and tagged auditory brainstem implant, Cochleovestibular nerve, computed tomography, electrically evoked auditory brainstem response, Level of Evidence: 3b, magnetic resonance imaging, narrow internal auditory canal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.