|ECR 2018 / C-1856|
|Preoperative evaluation of cochlear implantation: key points for radiologists|
Newborn hearing screening tests that designed to identify hearing loss in infants shortly after birth and known benefits of treating sensorineural hearing loss as early as possible have increased demand for cochlear implantation. Imaging is one of the most important steps in the preoperative evaluation of cochlear implantation. Radiologist should familiar with both the congenital malformations of the inner ear and the conditions that may preclude or complicate cochlear implantation.
We aim to review the relevant normal anatomy and development of the inner ear and explain preoperative evaluation of the cochlear implantation candidates step by step with some practical points.