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TITLE: SALVAGING COCHLEAR IMPLANT AFTER SUSPECTED BIOFILM INFECTION- Our experience
  • NEERAJ SURI,
  • satya sandilya,
  • Manav Suri
NEERAJ SURI
GMERS Medical College and Hospital
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satya sandilya
GMERS Medical College and Hospital
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Manav Suri
Civil Hospital Ahmedabad
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Abstract

Five patients presented with infection and an exposed cochlear implant and we decided to salvage them by attempting use of new antimicrobial treatment for biofilms using betaine surfactant and polyhexanide along with wound debridement and double layered vascularized flap. This is the first study demonstrating the use of betaine surfactant and polyhexanide in the management of biofilm in cochlear implants and we could salvage four infected cochlear implants by the aforementioned method. Early intervention can significantly improve salvage outcomes in cochlear implants infected with biofilms.