Robotics in ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery

Bell, Brett; Caversaccio, Marco; Weber, Stefan (2012). Robotics in ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery. In: Gomes, Paula (ed.) Medical Robotics: Minimally Invasive Surgery. Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials (pp. 159-184). Woodhead Publishing 10.1533/9780857097392.159

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The three main classes of robotics in ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery (telemanipulation, image-guided functional servoing, and computer numerical control) are discussed and important examples of applications are described to show both technological and clinical developments. As access to many anatomical features of the head requires very small and compact tools to accurately perform procedures, examples are give in ear surgery where manipulation of the minute ossicles requires fine, dexterous movements.

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Book Section (Book Chapter)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics ISTB [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Bell, Brett; Caversaccio, Marco and Weber, Stefan


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials


Woodhead Publishing




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Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:39

Last Modified:

10 May 2014 10:05

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

minimally invasive sargery; ENT surgery; computer numerical control; telemanipulation; functional servoing

URI: (FactScience: 223096)

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