Cochlear implantation in neurobrucellosis

GÜNERİ E. A., KIRKIM G., Serbetcioglu B. M., ERDAĞ T. K., Guneri A.

Otology and Neurotology, vol.30, no.6, pp.747-749, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mao.0b013e3181b285ec
  • Journal Name: Otology and Neurotology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.747-749
  • Keywords: Cochlear implantation, Neurobrucellosis, Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


OBJECTIVE: To report the first successful cochlear implantation (CI) in neurobrucellosis. PATIENT: A patient with bilateral total sensorineural hearing loss and other neurologic sequela due to neurobrucellosis from a country in which the disease is epidemic was successfully rehabilitated with CI. INTERVENTIONS: Clinical, laboratory, radiodiagnostics, and audiological. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Sensorineural hearing loss due to neurobrucellosis may be the result of an injury anywhere along the auditory pathway, and candidacy for CI should be thoroughly evaluated and promontory stimulation test seems to be most helpful in this regard. RESULTS: Cochlear implantation may be successful in patients with sensorineural hearing loss due to neurobrucellosis. CONCLUSION: Positive promontory stimulation test is useful for selecting patients for CI deafened by neurobrucellosis. © 2009 Otology & Neurotology, Inc.