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Neurosurgery. 2011 May;68(5):1427-32; discussion 1433. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31820b4f1c.

Robotic digital subtraction angiography systems within the hybrid operating room.

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Division of Endovascular Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. ymurayama@jikei.ac.jp

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Fully equipped high-end digital subtraction angiography (DSA) within the operating room (OR) environment has emerged as a new trend in the fields of neurosurgery and vascular surgery.

OBJECTIVE:

To describe initial clinical experience with a robotic DSA system in the hybrid OR.

METHODS:

A newly designed robotic DSA system (Artis zeego; Siemens AG, Forchheim, Germany) was installed in the hybrid OR. The system consists of a multiaxis robotic C arm and surgical OR table. In addition to conventional neuroendovascular procedures, the system was used as an intraoperative imaging tool for various neurosurgical procedures such as aneurysm clipping and spine instrumentation.

RESULTS:

Five hundred one neurosurgical procedures were successfully conducted in the hybrid OR with the robotic DSA. During surgical procedures such as aneurysm clipping and arteriovenous fistula treatment, intraoperative 2-/3-dimensional angiography and C-arm-based computed tomographic images (DynaCT) were easily performed without moving the OR table. Newly developed virtual navigation software (syngo iGuide; Siemens AG) can be used in frameless navigation and in access to deep-seated intracranial lesions or needle placement.

CONCLUSION:

This newly developed robotic DSA system provides safe and precise treatment in the fields of endovascular treatment and neurosurgery.

PMID:
21273937
DOI:
10.1227/NEU.0b013e31820b4f1c
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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