Ashraf Lotfy FayedENT Military Hospital, Egypt
Title: When sound is heard after long silence, CI in common cavity with hypo plastic nerve. The oval window is an alternative pathway
Bilateral common cavity deformity with severely hypoplastic or even aplastic nerve puts a challenge on both the surgeon and the patient as well. To take a decision whether to do ABI vs CI is controversial and tricky. The pathway to the cochlear lumen and proper electrode placement within is problematic. The oval window could be a natural gate. Amazingly the CI succeeded, and new era has launched for those children. The radiologist said no CI but the patient courage and surgeon’s enthusiasm completed the job.
Lotfy has been graduated in 1990 from faculty of medicine, Cairo University and graduated his maters in ENT in 1995 and MD degree in 2003 from Ain Shams University.
Sub specialist in otology and neurotology, post-doctoral training, France. He also sub specialized in otology, neurotology and implantable hearing devices. He is a major general doctor at Egyptian Armed Forces. Professor at the Armed Forces College of Medicine and Military Medical Academy. He is member of The Egyptian Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Delta Society of Otorhinolaryngology, The Egyptian Society of ENT Surgeons and Allied Sciences and Egyptian Society of Head and Neck Oncology.