| INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENTS
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 182-183
Application of a newly designed microfork probe for robotic-guided pelvic intraoperative neuromapping
Jonas F Schiemer1, Yen-Yi Y Juo2, Yas Sanaiha2, Anne Y Lin2, Kevork Kazanjian2, Hauke Lang1, Werner Kneist1
1 Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
2 Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Introduction: Robotic-assisted total mesorectal excision (TME) with pelvic intraoperative neuromapping was recently accomplished. However, neuromapping is conventionally conducted by a hand-guided laparoscopic probe. We introduce a prototype microfork probe to make robotic-guided neuromapping feasible.
Experiments and Technical Setup: Two porcine experiments with nerve-sparing TME surgery were performed. A newly designed prototype bipolar microfork probe was inserted intraabdominally and guided with the robotic forceps. Intermittent neuromapping was then conducted and neuromonitoring data integrated in the surgeon console viewer.
Conclusion: Robotic-guided neuromapping is shown to be feasible and fully controllable from the surgeon console.
Dr. Werner Kneist
Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstrase 1, 55131 Mainz
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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