Facial nerve management in cochlear implant surgery

Lee M. Akst, Peter C. Weber

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Facial nerve injury and facial nerve stimulation are rare but important risks of cochlear implant surgery. Careful preoperative and intraoperative techniques can help minimize the possibility of facial nerve involvement in cochlear implantation. Meanwhile, judicious postoperative treatment can help minimize the impact of these disorders if either facial nerve injury or stimulation does occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Cochlear implant surgery
  • Complications
  • Facial nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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