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Video microsurgery: early experience with an alternative operating magnification system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11288155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since Nylen first used an operating microscope in 1921, its basic design has remained fundamentally unchanged. Microsurgical procedures are still performed while viewing the subject through binocular eyepieces. This article examines the potential to perform microsurgery using video technology, operating with a television monitor. The development of the videomicroscope is discussed together with its early trials. The results show the potential to perform simple microsurgical procedures while viewing the procedure in a two-dimensional format. The advantages and disadvantages of such a system are discussed, together with future implications.
S J Southern; V Ramakrishnan; O Villofane; D A Watt; D T Sharpe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microsurgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0738-1085     ISO Abbreviation:  Microsurgery     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-05     Completed Date:  2001-05-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309230     Medline TA:  Microsurgery     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Burns and Plastic Research Unit, University of Bradford, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Microscopy, Video*
Microsurgery / instrumentation*
Video-Assisted Surgery / instrumentation*

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