Bone-anchored hearing aid and skin graft removal with subsequent cochlear implantation

Christopher J. Britt, Adam R. Coughlin, Samuel P. Gubbels

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We describe a novel technique of scalp flap rearrangement for cochlear implant (CI) candidates who have previously undergone ipsilateral bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) placement. One patient with single-sided deafness (SSD) underwent removal of a BAHA with subsequent scalp rearrangement for coverage of the implant site. After adequate healing of the scalp rotational flap, he underwent uncomplicated cochlear implantation without soft tissue complications. With increasing utilization of CIs in SSD, there will be more patients undergoing cochlear implantation who have previously had a BAHA. We present a novel method for accomplishing this goal while minimizing the risk of soft tissue complications. Laryngoscope, 126:2601–2604, 2016.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2601-2604
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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