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Robot-Assisted Neurosurgery

  • Indu Kapoor
  • Charu Mahajan
  • Hemanshu Prabhakar
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Abstract

Robot-assisted neurosurgery was developed to improve the effectiveness and feasibility of several procedures that require higher precision and accuracy. Apart from common neurosurgical procedures like biopsy, neuroendoscopy, and radiosurgery, various sophisticated surgeries like brain tumor removal, deep electrode placement, and surgery for intractable epilepsy have been proposed recently. The medical field is accepting robots in terms of adaptability, versatility, safety, and extensive information. The main aim is to improve the surgical skill so as to perform more precise and minimally invasive surgery which in turn will improve overall morbidity and mortality of patients. Literature is limited in providing information about anesthetic concerns in robotic surgeries. In this section we will discuss the role of robots used in different neurosurgical procedures and their anesthetic concerns.

Keywords

Robot Neurosurgery Anesthesia Safety Future 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Indu Kapoor
    • 1
  • Charu Mahajan
    • 1
  • Hemanshu Prabhakar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Neuro-Critical CareAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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