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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology|
|Publication status||Published - szept. 17 2002|
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