Removing Brain Tumors via the Nose

Journal Papers

  1. P. J. Swaney, H. B. Gilbert, R. J. Webster III, P. T. Russell III, and K. D. Weaver, “Endonasal Skull Base Tumor Removal Using Concentric Tube Continuum Robots: A Phantom Study”, Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 145-149, 2015. PDF (227.92 KB)
  2. R. Wirz, L. Torres, P. J. Swaney, H. B. Gilbert, R. Alterovitz, R. J. Webster III, K. D. Weaver, and P. T. Russell III, “An Experimental Feasibility Study on Robotic Endonasal Telesurgery”, Neurosurgery, vol. 76, no. 4, pp. 479-484, 2015. PDF (507.92 KB)
  3. H. B. Gilbert, R. Hendrick, A. Remirez, and R. Webster, III, “A Robot for Transnasal Surgery Featuring Needle-Sized Tentacle-Like Arms”, Expert Review of Medical Devices, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 5-7, 2014. PDF (407.01 KB)
  4. J. Burgner, D. C. Rucker, H. B. Gilbert, P. J. Swaney, P. T. Russell III, K. D. Weaver, and R. J. Webster III, “A Telerobotic System for Transnasal Surgery”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 996-1006, 2014. PDF (780.45 KB)
  5. J. S. Schneider, J. Burgner, R. J. Webster III, and P. T. Russell III, “Robotic Surgery for the Sinuses and Skull Base: What are the Possibilities and What are the Obstacles?”, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 11-16, 2013. PDF (294.52 KB)
  6. J. Bekeny, P. J. Swaney, R. J. Webster III, P. T. Russell, and K. D. Weaver, “Forces Applied at the Skull Base During Transnasal Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Pituitary Tumor Excision”, Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base, vol. 74, no. 6, pp. 337-341, 2013. PDF (163.59 KB)

Journal Abstracts

  1. K. D. Weaver, R. J. Webster, III, P. J. Swaney, J. Burgner, P. T. Russell, III, H. B. Gilbert, J. Bekeny, and R. J. Hendrick, “The Use of Teleoperated Concentric Tube Robots for Transsphenoidal Parasellar Surgery.”, vol. 74-A123. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base, 2013. PDF (44.25 KB)

Conference Papers

  1. T. A. Travaglini, P. J. Swaney, K. D. Weaver, and R. J. Webster, III, “Initial Experiments with the Leap Motion as a User Interface in Robotic Endonasal Surgery”, in IFTOMM International Symposium on Robotics & Mechatronics, 2015, pp. 171-179. PDF (181.14 KB)
  2. R. Wirz, R. A. Lathrop, I. Godage, J. Burgner-Kahrs, P. T. Russell, III, and R. J. Webster, III, “Can Coffee Improve Image Guidance?”, in SPIE Medical Imaging, 2015. PDF (846.42 KB)
  3. P. J. Swaney, J. M. Croom, J. Burgner, H. B. Gilbert, D. C. Rucker, P. T. Russell III, K. D. Weaver, and R. J. Webster III, “Design of a Quadramanual Robot for Single-Nostril Skull Base Surgery”, in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control, 2012. PDF (1.84 MB)
  4. H. B. Gilbert, P. J. Swaney, J. Burgner, K. D. Weaver, P. T. Russell III, and R. J. Webster III, “A Feasibility Study on the use of Concentric Tube Continuum Robots for Endonasal Skull Base Tumor Removal”, in Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, 2012. PDF (1.25 MB)
  5. J. Burgner, P. J. Swaney, D. C. Rucker, H. B. Gilbert, S. T. Nill, P. T. Russell III, K. D. Weaver, and R. J. Webster III, “A Bimanual Teleoperated System for Endonasal Skull Base Surgery”, in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011, pp. 2517-2523. PDF (1017.67 KB)

Non-Refereed/Invited/Poster/Abstract/Short Papers

  1. P. T. Russell III, R. Wirz, I. Godage, M. Clavenna, R. A. Lathrop, and R. J. Webster III, “Fiducial Shift Error Consequences in Image Guidance Endonasal Surgery”, American Rhinologic Society. 2015.
  2. H. B. Gilbert, R. A. Lathrop, R. J. Hendrick, and R. J. Webster, III, “Towards a Clinically-Ready Transnasal Concentric Tube System”. IDEAS Conference, 2015. PDF (16.2 MB)
  3. R. Wirz, L. Torres, P. J. Swaney, H. B. Gilbert, R. Alterovitz, R. J. Webster, III, K. D. Weaver, and P. T. Russell, “Teleoperation of Concentric Tube Robots for Skull Base Applications: Pituitary Surgery at a Distance?”. North American Skull Base Society, 2015.
  4. P. J. Swaney, H. B. Gilbert, R. J. Webster, III, P. T. Russell, and K. D. Weaver, “Resection of Pituitary Lesions in a Phantom Model Using Concentric Tube Robots with Endoscopic Visualization”. North American Skull Base Society, 2015.
  5. R. J. Hendrick, R. A. Lathrop, J. S. Schneider, and R. J. Webster, III, “Design of an Endonasal Graft Placement Tool for Repair of Skull Base Defects”. Design of Medical Devices Conference, 2013. PDF (519.78 KB) Best Poster/Presentation (3 in 5 competition winner)
  6. H. B. Gilbert, P. J. Swaney, J. Burgner, K. D. Weaver, P. T. Russell III, and R. J. Webster, III, “A Feasibility Study on the use of Concentric Tube Continuum Robots for Endonasal Skull Base Tumor Removal”. Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, 2012. PDF (5.78 MB)