Advances in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 12: by Christoph B. Ostertag,David G..T. Thomas,Andries Bosch,Bengt

By Christoph B. Ostertag,David G..T. Thomas,Andries Bosch,Bengt Linderoth,Giovanni Broggi

Neurosurgery o/the destiny: pcs and Robots in medical Neurosurgical perform and in education - a Philosophical trip into the longer term Many modern neurosurgeons think that they already receive stable ends up in operative surgical procedure with the advantage of the working microscope and different aids that have develop into on hand within the final 3 a long time and that the advent of pcs and robots to the working theatre is superfluous. notwithstanding, it truly is transparent from analogy with the functionality of the airline pilot, one other career the place there are nice calls for on handbook ability and on spatial expertise, that those units do have a lot to supply neurosurgery. Classical neurosurgery, in the course of Cushing, Dandy and Scarff, was once according to a 3 dimensional photograph of the patient's mind shaped within the surgeon's brain and sometimes illustrated in dependent drawings. Such photos have been in line with neuroradiological stories by way of pneumoencephalography, ventriculography or via angiography. in general those stud­ ies confirmed the presence and place of a lesion through displacement of ordinary mind buildings and the image was once outfitted up through interference. This used to be then switched over through the skilled neurosurgeon right into a plan for the craniotomy website and the trajectory of the surgical process. as soon as the mind was once uncovered extra pre-operative info used to be got via visible inspection and via palpation with the mind needle. those classical kinds ofneuroradiology have principally been outdated via computerised tomography and through magnetic resonance imaging.

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