In the present case we describe (to our knowledge) the previously unreported complication of epidural hematoma resulting from head trauma in a child with a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) implant. Although rare, such a potentially devastating complication merits recognition in the literature because it has implications for preoperative counseling and patient consent. Specifically, parents of children undergoing BAHA surgery should be aware of the increased danger associated with trauma to the osseointegrated implant.
German M, Fine E, Djalilian HR. Traumatic Impact to Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Resulting in Epidural Hematoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;136(11):1136-1138. doi:10.1001/archoto.2010.186