The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Case Report

Silastic Electrode Positioner Extrusion as a Late Complication of Cochlear Implantation Surgery


Otorhinolaryngology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, AmirAlam Hospital, Iran


Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

J Int Adv Otol 2022; 18: 371-373
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2022.21391
Read: 293 Downloads: 72 Published: 01 July 2022

It was the aim of this study to report a rare case of electrode positioner extrusion in cochlear-implanted patients as a late complication and introduce safe management. A retrospective case report in a tertiary referral center. Extrusion of Silastic electrode positioner through tympanic membrane occurred 17 years after cochlear implantation surgery. Although electrode positioner cochlear implants are not being used anymore, otologists and surgeons should be aware of their possible related complications and provide a proper management.

Cite this article as: Zarandy MM, Rezaeian S, Motasaddizarandy M. Silastic electrode positioner extrusion as a late complication of cochlear implantation surgery. J Int Adv Otol. 2022;18(4):371-373.

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