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Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is a rapidly evolving specialty that often plays a leading role in adopting new technologies.1 An affinity with technological advances as well as rising case numbers and increased patient expectations of the surgical outcome are the driving forces of change in the field of neurosurgery.

The trend towards minimally invasive interventions and endoscopic treatment methods largely has a significant impact on neurosurgery.2

A pioneer in the field of endoscopic imaging, KARL STORZ offers visualization solutions for minimally invasive neurosurgery as well as micro neurosurgery.

1Kamat et al: The evolution of neurosurgery: how has our practice changed?, British Journal of Neurosurgery, 2013 Dec., 747-751.
2Nikova et al.: The basic steps of evolution of brain surgery, Maedica, 2017 Dec., 
297-305.

Highlights

LOTTA® 30° for Intracranial Neurosurgery

Special Features:

  • Ventriculoscope with 30° direction of view
  • Sheath diameter 6.8 mm
  • The working channel (diameter 2.9 mm) and side channels (diameter 1.6 mm) allow bimanual dissection
  • A wide range of support features such as, for example, possibility of rotation in the sheath and instruments with length markings

Multimodal Visualization – NIR/ICG Vascular Fluorescence-assisted Endoscopy in Neurosurgery

NIR/ICG fluorescence imaging – an OPAL1® technology from KARL STORZ – enables the visualization of vascular structures in real time. The inflow of indocyanine green (ICG) can be made visible with light at wavelengths in the near infrared range.

The use of endoscopic NIR/ICG technology and the administration of indocyanine green (ICG) enables neurosurgeons to identify anatomic structures.

This allows the intraoperative perfusion assessment of tissue, the identification of neurovascular structures, the differentiation of tissue layers between tumors and adjacent structures as well as the visual evaluation of blood vessels and their perfusion.1

The 4 mm NIR/ICG neuroendoscopes are available with diverse directions of view (0°, 30° and 45°) and can be used with both near infrared imaging and standard white light.

 

1 Catapano et al: Multimodal use of indocyanine green endoscopy in neurosurgery: a single-center experience and review of the literature, Neurosurgery Review, 2017

LOTTA® 6° for Intracranial Neurosurgery

Special Features:

  • Ventriculoscope with a sheath diameter of 6.8 mm – for the entire range of endoscopic intracranial procedures1
  • 6° angle of view
  • The working channel (diameter 2.9 mm) and the side channels (diameter 1.6 mm) allow bimanual dissection
  • A wide range of support features such as, for example, possibility of rotation in the sheath and instruments with length markings

1 Schroeder: Application of the LOTTA Ventriculoscopic System in Clinical Practice, 2014, p. 8

Additional information on the specialty

The Value of ONE – 4 mm ICG Nasoseptal Flap Perfusion Assessment

The Value of ONE – 4 mm ICG Nasoseptal Flap Perfusion Assessment

Media type:
Video, Teaser
Languages available:
US
Version:
2021
Material number:
1315U
Specialties:
Neurosurgery

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