Infant cochlear implantation and anesthetic risk

Nancy M Young*

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In light of the strong trends toward performing cochlear implantation in infants, it is necessary to consider anesthetic issues. Just as anesthetic risk may play an important role in surgical candidacy in the elderly population, anesthesia is also of special consideration in infants. Even healthy infants are known to be at increased risk for anesthetic complications; for this reason, most elective surgical procedures are not routinely done within the first year of life. Therefore, it is necessary to consider anesthetic issues when contemplating the use of cochlear implants in infants less than 12 months of age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number5 II
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Anesthetic risk
  • Cochlear implant
  • Pediatric anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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