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Three dimensional ultrasound guided placement of ventricular catheters

Three dimensional ultrasound guided placement of ventricular catheters

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Sammendrag
Objective

Many studies demonstrate that the accuracy of freehand catheter placement for cerebrospinal fluid drainage is suboptimal. The aim of placement should be a single pass with a free-floating catheter tip in the intended position. The objective of this study was to achieve an accurate and user-friendly system for three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound–navigated catheter placement through a regular burr hole.

Methods

A new phased-array ultrasound burr hole probe (4–10 MHz, 8 mm × 9 mm footprint) was especially developed and optimized for navigated 3D ultrasound with the SonoWand Invite system. A catheter holder for optical tracking was also developed. Head immobilization was achieved with a vacuum cushion. With the described setup, 4 patients underwent surgery.

Results

Ultrasound image quality and visualization of the ventricles was good in all cases. Optimal placement of the catheter was achieved in a single pass in all patients. One of the trajectories was slightly more medial on postoperative computed tomography than anticipated from the neuronavigation system. None of the patients experienced any adverse event related to the procedure.

Conclusions

3D ultrasound with the described setup is a promising technique for accurate, fast, and user-friendly navigated placement of catheters for cerebrospinal fluid diversion.
Språk
Engelsk
Forfatter(e)
  • Asgeir Jakola
  • Ingerid Reinertsen
  • Tormod Selbekk
  • Ole Solheim
  • Frank Lindseth
  • Sasha Gulati
  • Geirmund Unsgård
Institusjon(er)
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • St. Olavs Hospital HF
  • SINTEF Digital / Helse
År
Publisert i
World Neurosurgery
ISSN
1878-8750
Forlag
Elsevier
Årgang
82
Hefte nr.
3 - 4
Side(r)
536.E5 - 536.E9