Persistent stapedial artery preventing successful cochlear implantation: a case report

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl. 1995 Sep;166:443-5.


A case of persistent stapedial artery preventing cochlear implantation is described and the literature relating to this congenital anomaly is reviewed. The computed tomographic features of the artery are illustrated, and it is recommended that preoperative computed tomography be specifically screened for this anomaly.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteries / abnormalities
  • Cochlea / surgery
  • Cochlear Implants*
  • Congenital Abnormalities / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • Stapedius / blood supply*