Over the last decade, technological growth has developed new devices for more precise surgery based on improved maneuverability, minimally invasive approaches, and magnification of the operating field. In this context, the exoscope has opened a new phase for more accurate and safer microsurgery, improving the perception of the volume of objects and the depth of structures for planning, targeting, and controlling fine movements. The exoscope could be used for middle ear, transcanal, transmastoid, and craniotomy procedures that require two-handed dissection, both to perform both totally VITOM-based techniques and coupled to traditional procedures with an operating microscope or endoscope. In addition, the VITOM 3D system allows the surgeon to work with high-definition images, which is essential in facial nerve surgery or submandibular salivary stone or tear surgery approaches, where magnification plays a fundamental role in surgical success and in reducing operating times. The 3D exoscope approach could also be included in traditional transoral procedures for oropharyngeal carcinoma. The exoscope may provide a relevant approach in teaching surgeons and nurses, allowing adequate training in non-oncological surgical procedures such as a tonsillectomy or lateral pharyngoplasty.

High Definition Three-Dimensional Exoscope (VITOM 3D) in E.N.T. Surgery: A Systematic Review of Current Experience

Salvatore Ferlito
Primo
Conceptualization
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Ignazio La Mantia
Secondo
Validation
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Sebastiano Caruso;Francesco Nocera;Angelo Ingrassia;Salvatore Cocuzza;Antonino Maniaci
Ultimo
Formal Analysis
2022

Abstract

Over the last decade, technological growth has developed new devices for more precise surgery based on improved maneuverability, minimally invasive approaches, and magnification of the operating field. In this context, the exoscope has opened a new phase for more accurate and safer microsurgery, improving the perception of the volume of objects and the depth of structures for planning, targeting, and controlling fine movements. The exoscope could be used for middle ear, transcanal, transmastoid, and craniotomy procedures that require two-handed dissection, both to perform both totally VITOM-based techniques and coupled to traditional procedures with an operating microscope or endoscope. In addition, the VITOM 3D system allows the surgeon to work with high-definition images, which is essential in facial nerve surgery or submandibular salivary stone or tear surgery approaches, where magnification plays a fundamental role in surgical success and in reducing operating times. The 3D exoscope approach could also be included in traditional transoral procedures for oropharyngeal carcinoma. The exoscope may provide a relevant approach in teaching surgeons and nurses, allowing adequate training in non-oncological surgical procedures such as a tonsillectomy or lateral pharyngoplasty.
3D; exoscope; E.N.T. micro-surgery; microscope; head and neck oncology
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