Surgical Robotics and Devices Laboratory, CUHK has developed a robotic cannula for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) evacuation. It enables a non-straight access trajectory towards the ICH and dexterous tip motion inside the ICH. Working under the magnetic resonance imaging guidance, it can potentially minimize brain manipulation and improve ICH evacuation completeness.
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is one of the deadliest forms of stroke in the world. Existing surgical techniques using straight and rigid tools often fail to improve the surgical outcomes due to collateral brain manipulation and incomplete ICH removal. The robotic cannula provides a curved pathway to access the ICH and expands its distal manipulation capability for more complete ICH evacuation.
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