Retroauricular Emphysema as a Late Complication After Bonebridge Implantation: Case Report

Authors

ŠIKOLOVÁ Soňa HOŠNOVÁ Dagmar PERCEOVÁ Klára BARTOŠ Michal KRUNTORÁD Vít URÍK Milan

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Ear, Nose & Throat Journal
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Web https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/01455613211000299
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/01455613211000299
Keywords bonebridge; bone conduction; complication; emphysema; children
Description Bonebridge (BB) is the first active implantation system for bone conduction that is placed fully under the skin. Experience suggests that BB is characterized by low incidence of postoperative complications. This case report presents a rare case of a 16-year-old girl with incidence of emphysema occurring over the implant 1 year after operation. We performed a computed tomography scan that showed pockets of gas above the floating mass transducer so we provided the revision surgery and sealed the artificial opening with fat from the earlobe and fibrin glue. Since that time, no air has collected in the retroauricular area and the implant has been fully functional.
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