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REVIEW  RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VASCULAR ROBOTICS 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 June;59(3):322-7

DOI: 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10422-8

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Flexible robotics in pelvic disease: does the catheter increase applicability of embolic therapy?

Maria A. RUEDA 1, Celia RIGA 2, Mohamad S. HAMADY 1, 2

1 Division of Interventional Radiology, Imperial College NHS Trust, London, UK; 2 Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK


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Interventional radiology procedures, equipment, and techniques as well as image guidance have developed dramatically over the last few decades. The evidence for minimally invasive interventions in vascular and oncology fields is rapidly growing and several procedures are considered the first line management. However, radiation exposure, image guidance and innovative solutions to known anatomical challenges are still lagging behind. Robotic technology and its role in surgery have been developing at a steady speed. Endovascular robotics are following suit with a different set of problems and targets. This article discusses the advances and limitations in one aspects of endovascular robotic, namely pelvic pathology that includes aneurysms, fibroids, benign prostatic hypertrophy and vascular malformation.


KEY WORDS: Endovascular procedures - Therapeutic embolization - Robotic surgical procedures - Interventional radiology - Video-assisted surgery

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