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Development of an auditory implant manipulator for minimally invasive surgical insertion of implantable hearing devices


Stieger, C; Caversaccio, M; Arnold, A; Zheng, G; Salzmann, J; Widmer, D; Gerber, N; Thurner, M; Nauer, C; Mussard, Y; Kompis, M; Nolte, L P; Häusler, R; Weber, S (2011). Development of an auditory implant manipulator for minimally invasive surgical insertion of implantable hearing devices. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 125(3):262-270.

Abstract

Objective:To present the auditory implant manipulator, a navigation-controlled mechanical and electronic system which enables minimally invasive ('keyhole') transmastoid access to the tympanic cavity.Materials and methods:The auditory implant manipulator is a miniaturised robotic system with five axes of movement and an integrated drill. It can be mounted on the operating table. We evaluated the surgical work field provided by the system, and the work sequence involved, using an anatomical whole head specimen.Results:The work field provided by the auditory implant manipulator is considerably greater than required for conventional mastoidectomy. The work sequence for a keyhole procedure included pre-operative planning, arrangement of equipment, the procedure itself and post-operative analysis.Conclusion:Although system improvements are necessary, our preliminary results indicate that the auditory implant manipulator has the potential to perform keyhole insertion of implantable hearing devices.

Abstract

Objective:To present the auditory implant manipulator, a navigation-controlled mechanical and electronic system which enables minimally invasive ('keyhole') transmastoid access to the tympanic cavity.Materials and methods:The auditory implant manipulator is a miniaturised robotic system with five axes of movement and an integrated drill. It can be mounted on the operating table. We evaluated the surgical work field provided by the system, and the work sequence involved, using an anatomical whole head specimen.Results:The work field provided by the auditory implant manipulator is considerably greater than required for conventional mastoidectomy. The work sequence for a keyhole procedure included pre-operative planning, arrangement of equipment, the procedure itself and post-operative analysis.Conclusion:Although system improvements are necessary, our preliminary results indicate that the auditory implant manipulator has the potential to perform keyhole insertion of implantable hearing devices.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:16 November 2011
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 09:05
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:48
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0022-2151
Additional Information:Copyright: Cambridge University Press
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022215110002185
PubMed ID:21078217

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