Peri-implant bony overgrowth as a cause of revision surgery in auditory osseointegrated implantation

Jared J. Tompkins, Dana K. Petersen, Daniel D. Sharbel, Brian J. McKinnon, C. Bruce MacDonald

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Implantation of auditory osseointegrated implants, also known as bone-anchored hearing systems (BAHS), represents a surgical option for select pediatric patients aged 5 years or older with hearing loss. Functional indications in this patient population include conductive or mixed hearing loss. Common complications of implantation include skin infections, chronic skin irritation, hypertrophic skin overgrowth, and loose abutments. In a case series of 15 pediatric patients, we discovered an unexpectedly high skin-related complication rate requiring surgical revision of 53%. During revision surgery, we discovered 5 patients who exhibited significant bony overgrowth at the abutment site, a complication infrequently noted in past literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • BAHS
  • Baha
  • Bone overgrowth
  • Bone-anchored hearing aid
  • Bony overgrowth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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