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.
VITOM® 3D – 3D Visualization for Neurosurgery
The VITOM® 3D system provides a solution for the visualization of microsurgical and open surgical interventions. Application possibilities are similar to that of the operating microscope.1 The system is controlled via the IMAGE1 PILOT which is mounted on the OR table in close proximity to the surgeon.
- Smaller, lighter and more compact than an operating microscope2
- Lower acquisition costs and creates synergistic effects with endoscopy by using the same video tower – thus combining the benefits of endoscopy and microscopy1
- Ergonomic work – the user is not confined to the eyepiece1
- Improved workflow – the OR team can view the procedure in the same image quality as the surgeon1
1 Oertel: Vitom-3D for Exoscopic Neurosurgery: Initial Experience in Cranial and Spinal Procedures,
World Neurosurgery (105), September 2017, p. 161
2 Siller: A high-definition 3-dimensional exoscope as an alternative to the operating microscope in spinal microsurgery