Successful cochlear implantation in a child after recovery from a head and neck malignancy: A case report

Attila Torkos, József Jóri, Ferenc Tóth, Alice Szamosközi, József Kiss, Jeno 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 - szept. 17 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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