Safe use of bipolar radiofrequency induced thermotherapy (RFITT) for nasal surgery in patients with cochlear implants

Walter Di Nardo, Gaetano Paludetti, Alessandro Scorpecci, Sara Giannantonio

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Abstract

Treatment of nasal turbinate hypertrophy with bipolar radiofrequency-induced thermotherapy (RFITT) is a common indication in patients affected by chronic vasomotor rhinitis. Nonetheless, there are no reports about the safety of such a surgical procedure in cochlear implant (CI) users, due to concerns that the spread of electrical current and heat could damage the CI inner component. We report two cases of CI recipients successfully and safely undergoing RFITT performed by means of the Olympus® Celon-ProBreath bipolar coagulation electrode.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)739-742
Numero di pagine4
RivistaAURIS, NASUS, LARYNX
Volume38
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Electrodes
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperthermia, Induced
  • Hypertrophy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Turbinates

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