Recent advances in robot-assisted head and neck surgery.

  title={Recent advances in robot-assisted head and neck surgery.},
  author={Daniel T. Friedrich and Marc O. Scheithauer and Jens Greve and Thomas K. Hoffmann and Patrick J. Schuler},
  journal={The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS},
  volume={13 2}
OBJECTIVE This article reviews current clinical applications and experimental developments for robotic surgery in the head and neck with special focus on financial challenges, current clinical trials, and the controversial aspect of haptic and tactile feedback. DATA SOURCES Literature was screened using the pubmed library. Information on clinical trials was excerpted from the National Institute of Health database. Additional data on experimental developments were gathered by personal… CONTINUE READING

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