Using a 4K-3D Exoscope for Upper Airway Stimulation Surgery: Proof-of-Concept
Objective: Demonstrate the potential of the 4K-3D exoscope during upper airway stimulation surgery (UAS).
Methods: A proof-of-concept study was performed to evaluate the feasibility of the exoscope during three consecutive UAS.
Results: The exoscope was employed during UAS including cuff electrode and sensing lead placement. Three cases were successfully completed without adverse perioperative event; mean operative time was 200 minutes (range 188-218 minutes) with a successive reduction in operative time.
Conclusion: This experience demonstrates the potential viability of the exoscope for UAS; it is a safe, innovative, and effective alternative or adjunct to existing visualization modalities. Notable advantages include improved ergonomics, unobstructed surgical field access, wide depth of field visualization, and short learning curve. Future technological enhancements could allow the exoscope to become a promising next-generation tool in the armamentarium of the contemporary sleep surgeon.
Patel, Using a 4K-3D Exoscope for Upper Airway Stimulation Surgery: Proof-of-Concept, 'Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology' (129, 7) pp. 695-698. Copyright © 2020. DOI: 10.1177/0003489420905873. Users who receive access to an article through a repository are reminded that the article is protected by copyright and reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses. Users may also download and save a local copy of an article accessed in an institutional repository for the user's personal reference. For permission to reuse an article, please follow our Process for Requesting Permission.
|Using a 4K-3D Exoscope for Upper Airway Stimulation Surgery: Proof-of-Concept
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|February 10, 2020
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