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Neurosurgery

Minimally invasive technologies are opening up new options in the field of neurosurgery, especially in the diagnosis and therapy of defects of the intracranial ventricles and the skull base. Endoscopes with different viewing angles allow a view of the anatomy of the brain, which is not possible with a microscope. The use of special endoscopes, with or without working channels, and dedicated micro instruments enable the surgeon to perform more advanced operative interventions.

A wide variety of interventions can be performed by an entirely endoscopic procedure, e.g., the removal of intraventricular cysts or tumors or the creation of the transnasal access to the pituitary gland and the skull base.
Another field of application is the so-called endoscopically assisted micro­neurosurgery which utilizes endoscopes to perform high-risk interventions in order to inspect areas that cannot be directly visualized and thus greatly enhances the safety of neurosurgical interventions.

KARL STORZ offers a wide range of instruments for intracranial interventions as well as for approaches to and procedures in the skull base area, complemented with a special pediatric portfolio. The scope of products is rounded off with a high-speed motor system with a multitude of drill, craniotomy and perforator handpieces.

Highlights

Multimodal Visualization – NIR/ICG Vascular Fluorescence Endoscopy in Neurosurgery

The KARL STORZ OPAL1®  NIR/ICG technology enables live visualization of structural landmarks beneath the tissue surface, with no latency, using near-infrared (NIR) imaging to detect indocyanine green (ICG).

Neurosurgeons may benefit from enhanced endoscopic visualization of patient anatomy using NIR to detect ICG distribution in tissue. This enables intraoperative evaluation of tissue perfusion and vascularization, identification of critical neurovascular structures, differentiation of tissue planes between lesions and adjacent structures, and visual assessment of vessels and blood flow.

The 4 mm rigid NIR/ICG neuroendoscopes are available in 0°, 30° and 45° for visible white light (VIS) and NIR illumination and imaging.

LOTTA® System for Intracranial Neurosurgery

Special Features:

  • Two unique ventriculoscopes – sheath diameter 4.5 mm and 6.8 mm – for the entire range of endoscopic intracranial procedures
  • 6° angle of view for direct visual control of instruments after exiting the working channel
  • Perfectly coordinated instrument sets for LOTTA® and Little LOTTA®
  • A wide range of support features such as, for example, possibility of rotation in the sheath and instruments with length markings for controlled application

Visualization and Instruments for Keyhole Neurosurgery

  • À la carte concept for efficient compilation of a customized instrument set
  • VITOM® 3D system – a revolutionary solution for the visualization of microsurgical and open surgical interventions
  • Angled 2D telescopes with thin diameters for space-saving keyhole neurosurgery
  • TIPCAM®1 S 3D NEURO – 3D endoscopy in 0° and 30°
  • Delicate and ergonomic single-sheath micro instruments with straight or bayonet-shaped design
  • Unique TAKE-APART® bipolar forceps with various inserts

 

Visualization and Instruments for Endonasal Skull Base Surgery

  • À la carte concept for efficient compilation of a customized instrument set
  • Diverse 2D telescopes with different directions of view
  • TIPCAM®1 S 3D NEURO – 3D endoscopy in 0° and 30°
  • Continuous vision thanks to effective lens cleaning systems
  • Wide range of standard instruments such as curettes, dissectors, scissors, hooks and knives

Additional information on the specialty

VITOM® 3D – 3D Visualization for Microsurgery and Open Surgery

VITOM® 3D – 3D Visualization for Microsurgery and Open Surgery

Media type:
Video, Teaser
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2019
Material number:
1118E
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Endoscopic rhino-neurosurgery – The concept of minimally invasive, tailored transnasal skull base surgery

Endoscopic rhino-neurosurgery – The concept of minimally invasive, tailored transnasal skull base surgery

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
1.0 05-2019
Material number:
96025018E
Specialties:
Endoscopic Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery – Anatomy and Surgery of the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach

Endoscopic Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery – Anatomy and Surgery of the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E, IT
Version:
2.0 04-2016
Material number:
96025014E
Specialties:
Endoscopic Transnasal Surgery of the Skull Base – The BETTAG/SCHÄFER Technique

Endoscopic Transnasal Surgery of the Skull Base – The BETTAG/SCHÄFER Technique

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
0.5 09-2014
Material number:
96025009E
Specialties:
Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy for Rare Causes of Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy for Rare Causes of Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
0.7 06-2015
Material number:
96025007E
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TRAINERS AND SIMULATORS

TRAINERS AND SIMULATORS

Media type:
Catalogs
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, RU
Version:
1.0 02-2018
Material number:
96010001E
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STANDARD INSTRUMENTS ENT/NEURO/OMFS

STANDARD INSTRUMENTS ENT/NEURO/OMFS

Media type:
Catalogs
Languages available:
D, E, US
Version:
3.0 02-2013
Material number:
96051007E
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Highlights TIPCAM®1 S 3D NEURO

Highlights TIPCAM®1 S 3D NEURO

Media type:
Marketing Brochures
Languages available:
E
Version:
1.2 06-2018
Material number:
96021017E
Specialties:
Neurosurgery
Visualization and Instruments for Keyhole Neurosurgery

Visualization and Instruments for Keyhole Neurosurgery

Media type:
ENDOWORLD®
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT
Version:
3.0 03-2018
Material number:
96022033E
Specialties:
Neurosurgery
The LOTTA® System for Intracranial Neuroendoscopy

The LOTTA® System for Intracranial Neuroendoscopy

Media type:
ENDOWORLD®
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, RU, US
Version:
11.1 03-2018
Material number:
96022012E
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VITOM® 3D clamping jaw for POINT SETTER Models 28272 VTP/PSG/PSK/PSF

VITOM® 3D clamping jaw for POINT SETTER Models 28272 VTP/PSG/PSK/PSF

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
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Version:
3.0 04-2019
Material number:
97000155
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Clamping Jaw Models 28272 UFN, 28272 UFP

Clamping Jaw Models 28272 UFN, 28272 UFP

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Product Package Leaflet
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Version:
1.0 01-2019
Material number:
97000281
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Non-separable rigid instruments, cutting/dissecting/sharp Models 8162xx, 28164xx

Non-separable rigid instruments, cutting/dissecting/sharp Models 8162xx, 28164xx

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
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Version:
2.1 04-2019
Material number:
96026323DF
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Articulated stand with quickrelease coupling, base and clamping jaws

Articulated stand with quickrelease coupling, base and clamping jaws

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Version:
2.0 10-2017
Material number:
96116335DF
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Pressure limiter 7 bar for POINT SETTER® Model 2761291

Pressure limiter 7 bar for POINT SETTER® Model 2761291

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Version:
2.0 10-2017
Material number:
96216314DF
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