Journal Papers

Zuniga M. G., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021e): Hydraulic insertions of cochlear implant electrode arrays into the human cadaver cochlea: preliminary findings. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. epub. [ doi; IF: 2.503].

GraficalAbstract Zuniga M. G., Hügl S., Engst B., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021a): The Effect of Ultra-slow Velocities on Insertion Forces: A Study Using a Highly Flexible Straight Electrode Array. Otol Neurotol 42(8):e1013-e1021. [ doi; IF: 2.311].

Schurzig D., Fröhlich M., Raggl S., Scheper V., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021b): Uncoiling the Human Cochlea—Physical Scala Tympani Models to Study Pharmacokinetics Inside the Inner Ear. Life 2021, 11(5), 373. [; doi; IF: 2.991].

GraficalAbstract Rau Th. S., Witte S., Uhlenbusch L., Kahrs L.A., Lenarz Th., Majdani O. (2021): Concept description and accuracy evaluation of a moldable surgical targeting system. J. Med. Imag. 8(1), 015003. [; doi]

  • Highlights
    • a new concept for a surgical targeting system is prosposed
    • cost-effective, easy-to-use approach for accurate instrument guidance
    • mean positioning error was found to be 0.41 mm (SD: 0.30mm)
    • drilling was possible with an mean accuracy of 0.35mm (SD: 0.29mm)
    • demonstration of sufficient accuracy (0.35mm +/- 0.30mm) for many surgical applications

GraficalAbstract Schurzig D., Timm M.E., Majdani O., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021): The Use of Clinically Measurable Cochlear Parameters in Cochlear Implant Surgery as Indicators for Size, Shape, and Orientation of the Scala Tympani. Ear and Hearing. epub [; doi; IF: 3.129].

  • Highlights
    • µCT imaging and analysis of intracochlear geometrical variations
    • 15 detailed, 3D cochlear models investigated in terms of scalae height, cross-sectional size, and rotation
    • strong intracochlear anatomical variations could be observed
    • demand for highly flexible and self-adapting cochlear implant electrode array design

Conference Papers


Posters & Abstracts

20th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery (CURAC) 2021, September 16-18, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kilian J., Heuer J., Spindeldreier S., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021b): Anpassung eines modellierbaren Mini-Stereotaxiesystems an die Anforderungen neurochirurgischer Eingriffe.
92nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of ORL-HNS, May 12-16, Berlin, Germany
Kilian J., Freiknecht M., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021): Comparison in accuracy of using bone cement or superglue for fixation of components of a microstereotactic frame. Laryngorhinootologie. 100(S02):S31.
Zuniga M. G., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021d): Preliminary time estimations using a novel and simple insertion tool for cochlear implant electrode arrays: observations toward clinical application. Laryngorhinootologie. 100(S02):S219.
CI2021 Cochlear Implants in Children and Adults, April 28 - May 1, Virtual, US
Rau Th. S., Spoida B., Hügl S., Schwieger J., Lenarz Th., Scheper V. (2021b): A Prototype Setup for 4D Micro-Computed Tomography Imaging of the Intracochlear Movement of Cochlear Implant Electrode Carriers.
Salcher R., Nullmeier M., Cramer J., Pawsey N., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021): Segmented Cochlea Model: A New Tool for Measuring Intracochlear Contact Forces during Electrode Insertion.
Zuniga M. G., Schell V., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021b): Hydraulic Insertion of CI Electrode Arrays Achieving Very Slow, Continuous Insertion Velocities: Proof of Concept.
Zuniga M. G., Ehmann T., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2021c): On the development of electrode arrays that change their intracochlear position: Does the incorporation of nitinol shape memory wires hamper a slow insertion speed?



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