Arquivos Internacionais de Otorrinolaringologia
versão impressa ISSN 1809-4872
PEDRIALI, Izabella Vince Garcia et al. Implanted prosthetics osseous Conduction (BAHA): reported cases. Arquivos Int. Otorrinolaringol. (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.2, pp. 249-255. ISSN 1809-4872. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1809-48722011000200020.
INTRODUCTION: The implanted prosthetics osseous conduction (BAHA) consists an excellent option in the auditive rehabilitation of the patients with conductive and mixed auditive lost uni or bilateral, and sensoriumneural unilateral. Has been a good alternative over the osseous conduction conventional apparatus and individual sonorous amplification apparatus (ISAA) when the usage of them is impossible because of the chronic external otitis of hard clinic control. OBJECTIVE: To present the BAHA first case done in Brazil, after the ANVISA's authorization, for the rehabilitation's mixed auditive lost with chronic external otitis episodes. METHOD: Female gender patient, 50 years old, with auditive lost in moderate degree at right and severe at left, bilateral buzz, originated of otosclerosis, submitted to 04 cirurgies, stapedotomy and that can not use the ISAA due to an otorrhea and bilateral otalgia. The medical and audiologic evaluation indicated the BAHA benefit. The cirurgy was done and the BAHA system implanted, the patient showed significative improvement in audiometric limens, in perception and speech discrimination, beyond to present extreme satisfaction related to esthetic factor. COMMENTS FINAIS: The BAHA cyrurgic process is safe, simple and quick, offering excellent audiologic results and high degree of satisfaction in patients.
Palavras-chave : prosthetics and Implants; auditive lost; external otitis.