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A feasibility study of using a high-definition intra-operative exoscope in teaching septorhinoplasty

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 March 2023

E Rosario*
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
A V Navaratnam
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
M Ferguson
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
C Rennie
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
H A Saleh
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
*
Corresponding author: Eleanor Rosario; Email: eleanor.rosario@nhs.net

Abstract

Objective

This pilot study aimed to assess the feasibility of using a high-definition intra-operative exoscope in teaching septorhinoplasty.

Methods

The exoscope was used in septorhinoplasty cases with different trainers and trainees. A high-definition screen displayed real-time, magnified images. Post-procedure, a questionnaire was completed by trainer and trainees, assessing the feasibility, safety and content validity of the exoscope as a septorhinoplasty training tool.

Results

Trainees and trainers assigned favourable ratings to all aspects of the exoscope as a training tool, particularly with regard to teaching anatomy and improving visualisation.

Conclusion

The exoscope is a potentially effective training tool in septorhinoplasty, and is especially useful in improving visualisation, without restricting the operator. Annotatable intra-operative photographs and videos allow trainees to study cases outside of the operating theatre environment. The use of an exoscope for septorhinoplasty in the UK may facilitate increased hands-on involvement earlier in training than is currently typical.

Type
Short Communications
Copyright
Copyright © The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of J.L.O. (1984) LIMITED

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Footnotes

Dr E Rosario takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper

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