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

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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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