Temporary Explant of a Transcutaneous Bone Conduction Hearing Implant for Imaging of the Pituitary Gland

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Abstract

Objective:

Clinical report on feasibility and outcome of a surgical procedure.

Patient:

Nine-year-old child, supplied with a transcutaneous bone conduction hearing implant, requiring magnetic resonance imaging of the head to exclude a tumor of the pituitary gland.

Intervention:

Temporal removal and subsequent reimplantation of the implant in a single surgical procedure.

Main Outcome Measure:

Postoperative audiometric results.

Conclusion:

Under specific clinical circumstances, temporary removal of the transcutaneous bone conduction implant described, is technically accomplishable.

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