Microvascular robotic assisted anastomosis of the brain
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2014;14(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03endemelo001
Robotic microsurgery is a new medical field which finds its place amongst medical specialties, since it applies to any that benefits from precision, tremor filtration and minimally invasive approaches. Microsurgical techniques applied to robotic surgery are well-known and described in the medical literature, especially in urology, orthopedics, and hand surgery, traditional medical specialties which have some microsurgical procedures. The objective of the author was to investigate a new and exciting field, which is robotic microneurosurgery. Neurosurgery uses microsurgical techniques in every single procedure, from brain to spine surgery, demands very precise movements, has a very small and straight working space and still cannot access some parts of the brain. It seems very reasonable that robotics can help the specialty which demands all that it can offer. Besides that, places known before as no man’s land can finally be approached. This presentation shows the current state-of-the-art research in robotic microneurosurgery, including microvascular cerebral anastomosis.