The cochleovestibular nerve identified during auditory brainstem implantation in patients with narrow internal auditory canals: Can preoperative evaluation predict cochleovestibular nerve deficiency?

Conclusions:
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

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