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“Hands free for intervention”, a new approach for transoral endoscopic surgery

“Hands free for intervention”, a new approach for transoral endoscopic surgery Abstract A standard method for transoral diagnostic and dissection of tumour is the endoscopic examination plus microscopic and laser supported surgery. For endoscopic examination a set of rigid endoscopes with different angles of view are on the market and in use. To simplify the diagnostic examination, a first idea was to use an endoscope with flexible angles of view. A further step of this approach is the electrical angulation of the endoscopic view to enable an adaption on the surgery site without using the hands. Thus the hands are free for intervention. This paper shows a first implementation of a prototype of an electrical operated endoscope for a free hand imaging in transoral interventions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering de Gruyter

“Hands free for intervention”, a new approach for transoral endoscopic surgery

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de Gruyter
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ISSN
2364-5504
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2364-5504
DOI
10.1515/cdbme-2015-0039
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Abstract

Abstract A standard method for transoral diagnostic and dissection of tumour is the endoscopic examination plus microscopic and laser supported surgery. For endoscopic examination a set of rigid endoscopes with different angles of view are on the market and in use. To simplify the diagnostic examination, a first idea was to use an endoscope with flexible angles of view. A further step of this approach is the electrical angulation of the endoscopic view to enable an adaption on the surgery site without using the hands. Thus the hands are free for intervention. This paper shows a first implementation of a prototype of an electrical operated endoscope for a free hand imaging in transoral interventions.

Journal

Current Directions in Biomedical Engineeringde Gruyter

Published: Sep 1, 2015

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