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wife4life

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question about Baha
« on: January 31, 2013, 12:43:40 pm »
Hi all,
I am just trying to find out- are you required to have an MRI or CT scan before getting a Baha?
thanks
3cm leftsided an
surgery scheduled 6-29-06
charlotte nc
**complete resection of tumor, total left side facial paralysis,total hearing loss**

Paul F

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Re: question about Baha
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 01:39:33 pm »
I wasn"t.

wife4life

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Re: question about Baha
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 02:10:18 pm »
thanks!   so, i guess i actually have 2 questions- the mri/ct might not be necessary since they know where they are putting the implant correct?  i mean its not like the an surgery where it needs to be so precise right?
3cm leftsided an
surgery scheduled 6-29-06
charlotte nc
**complete resection of tumor, total left side facial paralysis,total hearing loss**

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Re: question about Baha
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 02:17:37 pm »
I, also, did not have an MRI for the abutment placement.  Your doctor can determine the best, most solid place, for it to be placed without an MRI.  If you wear glasses or a helmet or anything else on a regular basis that could be a factor for placement, be sure to tell your doctor so he/she is aware of it.

In my case I have titanium mesh from two surgeries (retrosigmoid and translab) so my abutment is a bit higher and farther back on my head than some people, but it works well and I have had zero problems with it (21 months later).  Love my Oticon Medical Ponto Pro!!

Clarice
Right MVD for trigeminal neuralgia, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA
Left retrosigmoid 2.6 cm AN removal, February, 2008, Duke U
Tumor regrew to 1.3 cm in February, 2011
Translab AN removal, May, 2011 at HEI, Friedman & Schwartz
Oticon Ponto Pro abutment implant at same time; processor added August, 2011

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Re: question about Baha
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 09:13:06 pm »
No MRI in my case either.

My BAHA site is directly over my AN surgery site (I had retrosigmoid) so it's basically behind my left ear.  Docs typically look for good bone mass when deciding where to place the implant.

I opted for a Cochlear processor - am currently wearing a BP100 - and I couldn't be happier.

BAHA's ROCK!!!!

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

I don't actually "make" trouble..just kind of attract it, fine tune it, and apply it in new and exciting ways

 


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