Der Gefäßchirurgische Hybrid-Operationssaal - Standard in der invasiven Versorgung von Gefäßkrankheiten

Translated title of the contribution: Hybrid OR.

A. Zimmermann, H. H. Eckstein

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The increase of endovascular and interventional treatment options in patients with vascular disease leads to a higher importance of hybrid operating rooms (hybrid OR) in vascular surgery. These are a combination of an adequate operating room and a stationary angiography system with highest hygienic conditions. Due to the imaging quality and hygienic preconditions not only complex peripheral, but also aortic endovascular procedures can be performed. All disciplines working in a hybrid OR together should participate in the planning phase of the acquisition to ensure a smooth workflow from the beginning. Though it would be preferable that a hybrid OR is used exclusively by vascular surgery, other medical disciplines have to be integrated because of the degree of capacity utilization. Under these circumstances different planning necessities for technical and spatial facilities can arise. Three different types of angiography systems for the hybrid OR are available. The most often used systems are either floor- or ceilingmounted technologies. The newest technology is a mobile, laser-guided motion system. All three alternatives have different advantages and disadvantages according to the field of application, which are displayed in this article. Due to the hygienic conditions and technical equipment for the highest imaging quality there are no boundaries for open-surgical and endovascular treatment options. In fact the hybrid OR is precondition for endovascular treatment of complex aortic pathologies nowadays. To keep pace with the change from open-surgical to endovascular treatment options in the future, the hybrid OR is already the standard in treating vascular diseased patients.

Translated title of the contributionHybrid OR.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Gefassmedizin
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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