JRM Vol.16 No.2 pp. 122-128
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2004.p0122


Robotic Laser Surgery with λ=2.8μm Microlaser in Neurosurgery

Shigeru Omori*,***, Yoshihiro Muragaki*, Ichiro Sakuma**,
and Hiroshi Iseki*

*Faculty of Advanced Technosurgery, Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8666, Japan

**Institute of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

***R&D Center, Terumo Corporation, 1500 Inokuchi, Nakai-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa 259-0151, Japan

October 20, 2003
December 16, 2003
April 20, 2004
robotic surgery, malignant brain tumor, λ=2.8μm microlaser, computer-controlled
Conventional surgery has limitations in completely resecting malignant brain tumors because of the need to avoid damaging healthy brain tissue, leading to the need to develop robotic alternatives in neurosurgery. Computer-controlled robotic surgery was developed using a λ=2.8μm microlaser device that is less invasive and more precise compared to conventional surgery in tumor ablation and minimizes damage to healthy tissue. In dissected porcine brain experiments the microlaser device was able to ablate the brain surface finely and shallowly in evaporation etching manner and the surrounding brain tissue was sustained undisturbed, indicating that this device is feasible for use in robotic surgery in resecting brain tissue.
Cite this article as:
S. Omori, Y. Muragaki, I. Sakuma, and H. Iseki, “Robotic Laser Surgery with λ=2.8μm Microlaser in Neurosurgery,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.16 No.2, pp. 122-128, 2004.
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