Cochlear implantation in the Mondini inner ear malformation

Am J Otol. 1986 Jul;7(4):258-61.


We report the case of a profoundly deaf 4-year-old boy with congenital deafness as a result of Mondini's dysplasia. The Mondini inner ear malformation is the result of arrested labyrinthine development during embryogenesis and is characterized by both bony and membranous anomalies of the inner ear. The dysplastic cochlear anatomy does not preclude successful cochlear implantation, and electrical threshold measurements are similar to those recorded in pediatric subjects deafened as a result of other causes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Cochlea / abnormalities*
  • Cochlear Implants*
  • Deafness / congenital*
  • Deafness / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Male