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implant

Med anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone

implant

[′im‚plant]
(medicine)
A quantity of radioactive material in a suitable container, intended to be embedded in a tissue or tumor for therapeutic purposes.
A tissue graft placed in depth in the body.
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Hearing restoration with auditory brainstem implant in three children with cochlear nerve aplasia.
In June, international news agencies reported the case of a three-year-old boy believed to be the first child in the US to have had an auditory brainstem implant.
But finally she was successfully implanted with the auditory brainstem implant on February 14, which made it a very special Valentine's Day.
The development of the Penetrating Auditory Brainstem Implant (PABI) is the latest innovation in a long list of industry firsts.
The 18-month-old is believed to be the youngest child in the world to have the pioneering brainstem implant.
He could become the youngest child in the world to have the brainstem implant in Milan.
These include cochlear implants, with information on their history, uses in children and adults, surgery, hearing preservation, rehabilitation, imaging, uses in single-sided deafness, auditory brainstem implants, and music perception, reading, and language outcomes, as well as osseointegrated hearing devices, various middle ear implant systems, and establishing hearing implant programs in low-resource settings.
Implantable auditory technology — which, apart from cochlear implants, includes auditory brainstem implants, bone anchored hearing aids, and implantable middle ear devices — is an emerging field, and these devices represent a new era in hearing rehabilitation.
Their topics include the surgical anatomy of the cerebellopontine angle, nerve monitoring for cerebellopontine angle surgery, vestibular neurotomy by minimally invasive retrosigmoid approach, hearing preservation surgery for acoustic neuroma, and auditory brainstem implants.
These pertain to intraoperative monitoring of the facial and cochlear nerves, and consideration of implications for surgery and follow-up introduced by new devices such as cochlear and brainstem implants that allow deaf patients to regain hearing.

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