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Table 2 Surgery time, incision, complications and their management

From: Three year experience with the cochlear BAHA attract implant: a systematic review of the literature

Study Mean surgery time in minutes, (range) Surgical incision Complications - Management Outcome
Baker 2015 [23] N/A As per manufacturer 1 seroma - Needle aspiration 1 device detaching 1 Resolved 1 Patient not using device
Gawecki 2016 [19] 44 (30–60) As per manufacturer 2 Haematoma – Compression bandage Resolved
Deveze 2015 [6] N/A Anterior based flap None  
Iseri 2014 [24], Iseri 2015 [9] 46 (35–65) Anterior based flap 1 Haematoma – Aspiration 1 Erythema – Reduced magnet strength 3 Erythema and pain – Reduced magnet strength Resolved
Marsella 2015 [26] N/A As per manufacturer 1 swelling soft tissue - Antibiotics Resolved
Clamp 2015 [2] Briggs 2015 [22] 45 (range N/A) As per manufacturer 4 Mild erythema 4 Pain – reduced strength of magnet in 1 patient Resolved
Powell 2015 [26] N/A N/A 1 Device detaching despite stronger magnet 1 Sound processor detaching from external magnet plate N/A
Carr 2015 [27] 57 (40–80) Inferior based flap 8 Numbness of scalp None
  1. N/A Not available