Successful cochlear implantation in a child after recovery from a head and neck malignancy

A case report

Attila Torkos, J. Jóri, Ferenc Tóth, Alice Szamosközi, József Kiss, J. Czigner

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Abstract

We present the case of a successful pediatric cochlear implantation that was carried out following bilateral perilingual deafness caused by meningitis during the treatment of a childhood malignant tumor. A rhabdomyosarcoma localized in the frontobasal area was removed from the child at the age of 2 years. He then received 11 months of postoperative cytostatic treatment. A purulent meningitis developed at the end of the chemotherapy, resulting in a major-grade, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (practically a perilingual deafness). After 6 tumor-free years and a meticulous preoperative assessment, a Nucleus 24 M cochlear implant was successfully implanted in the child's left ear. Two years after the operation, the child shows excellent hearing results and moderate speech development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume259
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Cochlear Implantation
Neck
Head
Deafness
Meningitis
Bilateral Hearing Loss
Neoplasms
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Rhabdomyosarcoma
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Cytostatic Agents
Hearing
Ear
Pediatrics
Drug Therapy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Frontobasal rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Meningitis
  • Pediatric cochlear implantation
  • Perilingual deafness
  • Surgery

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Successful cochlear implantation in a child after recovery from a head and neck malignancy : A case report. / Torkos, Attila; Jóri, J.; Tóth, Ferenc; Szamosközi, Alice; Kiss, József; Czigner, J.

In: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Vol. 259, No. 7, 2002, p. 343-346.

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