One of the most frequent surgical procedures in Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) medicine is functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). FESS is used for the removal of unwanted tissue in paranasal sinuses in order to facilitate normal respiration, ventilation, and outflow for the patient. There are many challenges surgeons encounter in FESS procedures, including accurately targeting tissue to be removed, while navigating around anatomical structures in order to avoid injury to vulnerable structures.
Integrating the Polaris Vicra ® Optical Measurement System into a computer-assisted ENT system would improve the overall accuracy and consistency of FESS and ENT procedures. By continually tracking the surgeon’s tools relative to the anatomy of the patient, the system can enable more reliable, consistent and positive outcomes.