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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2005|
- Cochlear implant surgery
- Facial nerve
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