Critical neurovascular structures are confined in a small bony space at the lateral skull base. Thus, high quality of surgical training and planning of minimally invasive procedures is crucial. Simulation of lateral skull base procedures can improve motor skills, anatomical orientation, and complication management in a safe environment. Thus, simulation… (More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to validate a minimally invasive, multi-port approach to the internal auditory canal at the lateral skull base on a cadaver specimen. METHODS Fiducials and a custom baseplate were fixed on a cadaver skull, and a computed tomography image was acquired. Three trajectories from the mastoid surface to the internal auditory… (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate a new navigation system (Fiagon GmbH) at the lateral skull base. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed repeated measurements and registrations on titanium screws, which were attached to specific anatomical locations on 5 temporal bone specimens. The focus of the investigation is to determinate the Target… (More)
elektromagnetischen Navigationssystems ist in  beschrieben.