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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-34

Delayed Complications of Cochlear Implant Surgical Site, Al Nahdha Hospital 17 Year's Experience

1 Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB), Oman
2 ENT Department, Al Nahdha Hospital, Oman

Correspondence Address:
Ammar Al Lawati
Al Nahdha Hospital
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.273916

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Background: Since the era of Cochlear Implant (CI) has started varies complications were reported in the literature. These complications range from simple wound infection to much more severe and complicated complications such as meningitis and facial nerve paralysis. In Oman we started our CI program in 2000 and we came across several complications over the last decade. Objective: To report our hospital experience in post CI complications at the wound site in the last 17 years. Methods: Retrospective analysis of 350 cases operated at our tertiary hospital in the period of 2000 until March 2017. Results: 11 cases developed wound site complications in which 6 of them needed to be taken to the operating theatre while 5 cases were managed as outpatients. The types of complications were seroma, hematoma, wound infection, Abscess and we had one patient with device extrusion. Conclusion: Post CI wound site complications are uncommon but when present, they might lead to major morbidities. Early detection and management is highly advised.

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