Feasibility of Robotic Multiport Cochlear Implantation – Evaluation in an Ex-Vivo Model

Schneider, Daniel; Stenin, Igor; Anso, Juan; Hermann, Jan; Müller, Fabian Matthias; Pereira Bom Braga, Gabriela; Weber, Stefan; Anschütz, Lukas Peter; Klenzner, Thomas (10 June 2018). Feasibility of Robotic Multiport Cochlear Implantation – Evaluation in an Ex-Vivo Model (Submitted). In: CURAC. Leipzig, Germany. 13.09.2018 - 15.09.2018.

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Objective: Robotic cochlear implantation requires visualization and potentially manipulative assistance during the electrode-array insertion process. This study investigates the feasibility of cochlear implant electrode-array insertion through three robotically drilled middle ear access tunnels.
Methods: Three tunnels targeting the round window were planned and drilled in four human cadaveric ear specimens using a surgical robotic system. Two tunnels passed through the facial recess, whereas one tunnel was planned su-prameatal. The electrode-array was inserted into the cochlea on four heads through the superior facial recess tunnel. Endoscopic visualization of the insertion process was provided through the inferior facial recess tunnel. Manipula-tive assistance was provided through the suprameatal tunnel.
Results: All tunnels could successfully be planned and drilled. Successful insertion was achieved in all specimens in under 15 minutes.
Conclusions: Electrode-array insertion with a multi-port approach is feasible.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Image Guided Therapy

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Schneider, Daniel, Anso, Juan, Hermann, Jan, Müller, Fabian Matthias, O'Toole Bom Braga, Gabriela, Weber, Stefan (B), Anschütz, Lukas Peter


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Daniel Schneider

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03 Jul 2018 10:54

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29 Mar 2023 23:36





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