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A Resectoscope for Robot-Assisted Transurethral Surgery1

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Nima Sarli, Giuseppe Del Giudice, Nabil Simaan

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, TN 37212

Duke S. Herrell

Department of Urologic Surgery,
Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, TN 37212

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033153Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online May 12, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(2), 020911 (May 12, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1083; doi: 10.1115/1.4033153 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 1

Robot-integrable resectoscope: (top) assembled prototype and (bottom) exploded computer-aided design view

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Fig. 2

Resectoscope stem: (top) a 5 mm flexible robot with tools and a 3 mm endoscope lens deployed in the stem (bottom)



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