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Meningiomas are the second most common lesion occurring at the CPA-IAC and can compress the cochlear nerve.
In our case, we verified the integrity of the cochlear nerves with electrocochleography.
Auditory brainstem implant procedures are usually performed on adults with tumours in their cochlear nerves.
Psychophysical Studies on Perception of Electrical Stimuli of Cochlear Nerve
The researchers found no long-term problems such as degradation of function of the device or over stimulation of the cochlear nerve.
The close relationship between the cochlear nerve and the greater potential for tumor extension under the transverse crest is considered responsible for the low rate of hearing preservation associated with schwannomas originating from the IVN.
3,4) Recent reviews of the histology and surgery literature have demonstrated that most schwannomas arise from the covering cells (Schwann cells) of the inferior vestibular nerve (5,6) Schwannomas that arise from the cochlear nerve and are limited to the internal auditory canal are rare.
Diameter of the cochlear nerve in deaf humans: Implications for cochlear implantation.
The right cochlear nerve (VIII) was subsequently cut under intraoperative neuromonitoring.
Cochlear nerve stimulation with a 3-dimensional penetrating electrode array.
In one of these cases, the cochlear nerve was sacrificed; in another both the cochlear and vestibular nerves were sacrificed; and in the third case, the cochlear, vestibular, and facial nerves were sacrificed.
2) Moreover, a significant decrease in cochlear microphonic and cochlear nerve action potential has been demonstrated in guinea pigs in a uremic state.