Robot-assisted ramicotomy: evaluation in a swine model.

  title={Robot-assisted ramicotomy: evaluation in a swine model.},
  author={Hans M. E. Coveliers and Frank Hoexum and Karen K Yeung and G J Tangelder and Jan A. Rauwerda and W. Wisselink},
  journal={European surgical research. Europaische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales europeennes},
  volume={51 1-2},
BACKGROUND To evaluate the feasibility of robot-assisted thoracoscopic T2-T5 ramicotomy. METHODS In 5 pigs, a robot-assisted thoracoscopic T2-T5 ramicotomy was performed, followed by T2-T5 sympathectomy 10 min later. Ramicotomy and sympathectomy times, and core (esophageal) and surface (left front foot) temperatures, were monitored and recorded. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING