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J Minim Access Surg. 2018 Mar 23. doi: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_12_18. [Epub ahead of print]

Application of a newly designed microfork probe for robotic-guided pelvic intraoperative neuromapping.

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1
Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
2
Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Robotic-assisted total mesorectal excision (TME) with pelvic intraoperative neuromapping was recently accomplished. However, neuromapping is conventionally conducted by a hand-guided laparoscopic probe. We introduce a prototype microfork probe to make robotic-guided neuromapping feasible. Experiments and Technical Setup: Two porcine experiments with nerve-sparing TME surgery were performed. A newly designed prototype bipolar microfork probe was inserted intraabdominally and guided with the robotic forceps. Intermittent neuromapping was then conducted and neuromonitoring data integrated in the surgeon console viewer.

CONCLUSION:

Robotic-guided neuromapping is shown to be feasible and fully controllable from the surgeon console.

PMID:
29582794
DOI:
10.4103/jmas.JMAS_12_18
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