Table of Contents

Using the past to understand the present : a short history of digital guidance in ENT.
Principles and concepts of surgical navigation.
Surgical navigation in ENT.
Fundamentals of surgical robotics.
Surgical robots at work.
The da Vinci® system: technology and surgical analysis.
Transoral robotic surgery (with the da Vinci® system).
Other ENT applications of the da Vinci® system.
Alternative solutions for transoral robotic surgery (TORS).
Robot-assisted endo- and transnasal surgery.
Robot-based otological surgery.
Robot-assisted suturing and microsurgery.
Surgical simulation and training for ENT surgery.
Surgical robotics: safety, legal, ethical and economic aspects.
Concluding remarks.