ISSN 1308-7649 | E-ISSN 2148-3817
Clinical Report
Periosteal Flap in Cochlear Implantation, How I Do It?
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Zagazig University School of Medicine, Zagazig, Egypt  
2 Clinic of Otology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, USA  
J Int Adv Otol 2018; 14: 140-143
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2018.2701
Key Words: Cochlear implant, periosteal flap, subperiosteal pocket

This clinical report describes and evaluates a novel periosteal flap design. This technique was applied in 26 patients who underwent cochlear implantation surgery at two tertiary referral centers. No complications were observed during or after the surgery. Additionally, there was no evidence of device migration, wound infection, wound hematoma, or delayed wound healing. Notably, the mastoid emissary vein was intact in all cases. In conclusion, this modified anterior-based periosteal flap is a safe procedure and is aimed at avoiding mastoid emissary vein bleeding and allowing complete repositioning of the periosteum over the implanted device.


Cite this article as: Fouad Y A, Roland Jr T. Periosteal Flap in Cochlear Implantation, How I Do It? J Int Adv Otol 2018; 14(1): 141-3.

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