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Findings on Robotics Reported by Investigators at Hanyang University (Suspension laryngoscopy using a curved-frame trans-oral robotic system)

August 18, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Robotics & Machine Learning -- New research on Robotics is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Ansan, South Korea, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Suspension laryngoscopy has been employed for laryngeal diseases such as treatment for a polyp, cystoma, or granuloma. After securing a straight path with a laryngoscope, the surgeon inserts rigid instruments and examines the target lesion by using a microscope."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Hanyang University, "However, many patients suffer from secondary complications due to the use of a rigid laryngoscope. In addition, about 11-12 % of patients cannot be operated on using laryngoscope because of anatomical restrictions. A surgical method to treat patients using a curved-frame trans-oral robotics system was developed. A new surgical procedure is investigated using a new surgical robot system that employs a curved frame as a guide to insert flexible instruments into the target lesion. For this, a master-slave robotic system was developed, and the performance of the proposed procedure was tested by using a phantom laryngeal model. A routine laryngeal polypectomy procedure was simulated and performed using flexible instruments guided by a master-slave surgical robot in suspension laryngoscopy."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "A surgical robotic system was able to perform routine procedures to remove a polyp in the vocal cord under clinically realistic conditions on an adult phantom."

For more information on this research see: Suspension laryngoscopy using a curved-frame trans-oral robotic system. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2014;9(4):535-540. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery can be contacted at: Springer Heidelberg, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany. (Springer -; International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.S. Kwon, Hanyang University, Dept. of Otolaryngol Head & Neck Surg, Ansan, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include K. Tae and B.J. Yi.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Ansan, Robotics, South Korea, Machine Learning, Emerging Technologies

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