From 2-4 October 2019, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, is attending the International League Against Epilepsy’s (ILAE) Annual Scientific Meeting. Attendees can visit Renishaw’s stand to find out more about the benefits of robotic SEEG. The conference will take place in The Birmingham Conferences & Events Centre, Birmingham, UK.
Surgeons can use Renishaw’s neuromate® stereotactic robot to perform SEEG, a procedure used to identify potential epileptogenic foci, where multiple intracerebral electrodes are inserted into the brain along pre-planned trajectories. Once the surgeon has identified the epileptogenic region using SEEG, they can then decide on future action, which might include excision or ablation.
The robot is currently in use in all of NHS England’s Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service centres. Alongside the robot, Renishaw also provides neuroinspire™ software for surgical planning, to help determine the safest surgical route and visualise the implants in position.
Renishaw is also the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for DIXI medical, and can supply a full range of SEEG electrodes for the exploration, functional mapping and thermocoagulation of epileptic foci.
“Epilepsy surgery is increasingly being recognised as a way to relieve the burden of seizures in certain cases,” explained Stuart Campbell, Clinical Sales Development Manager for Renishaw’s Neurological Products Division. “In children, early surgical intervention can minimise the risk of negative developmental and psychosocial outcomes or other long-term effects.”
“The neuromate robot has been safely used in thousands of procedures to provide a consistent, rapid and precise platform,” added Campbell. “Renishaw is a complete supplier of products for SEEG, offering the robot, software, SEEG electrodes, accessories and training required for the procedure, so that surgeons, neurologists and neurophysiologists have everything they need to benefit their patients.”
The ILAE’s Annual Meeting has been run in the UK every year since 1913. This year’s event features a broad programme ranging from basic neurobiology to clinical epileptology and social care, to appeal to the organisation’s broad membership base. It includes the presentation of clinical and experimental science to educate the community.