Robotics for Cochlear Implantation Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities

@article{Panara2021RoboticsFC,
  title={Robotics for Cochlear Implantation Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities},
  author={Kush Panara and David Shahal and Rahul Mittal and Adrien A. Eshraghi},
  journal={Otology \& Neurotology},
  year={2021},
  volume={42},
  pages={e825 - e835}
}
Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text Objectives: Recent advancements in robotics have set forth a growing body of evidence for the clinical application of the robotic cochlear implantation (RCI), with many potential benefits. This review aims to summarize these efforts, provide the latest developments in this exciting field, and explore the challenges associated with the clinical implementation of RCI. Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, and EMBASE databases. Study Selection: A… 
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Up to two thirds of ears were eligible for robotic cochlear implant surgery with the standard drill bit size of 1.8 mm, but the main reason for inability to plan the keyhole access was insufficient image resolution causing anatomical landmarks not being accurately identified.

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