In vivo intraoperative hypoglossal nerve stimulation for quantitative tongue motion analysis

M.J.A. van Alphen, M. Eskes, L.E. Smeele, A.J.M. Balm, F. van der Heijden

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Abstract

This is the first study quantitatively measuring tongue motion in 3D after in vivo intraoperative neurostimulation of the hypoglossal nerve and its branches during a neck dissection procedure. Firstly, this study is performed to show whether this set-up is suitable for innervating different muscles or muscle groups with an identifiable corresponding motion pattern by stimulating the main stem and the visible branches and by performing an intra-patient comparison over the captured 3D trajectories. Secondly, an inter-patient comparison is performed to analyse if similar branches lead to comparable movements of the tongue tip. Our results showed the measurement set-up works, and that we are able to capture distinguishable trajectories for different branches. The inter-patient comparison showed a poor match in trajectories for similar branches, which could be an indication of the presence of several anatomical variations between individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-415
Number of pages7
JournalComputer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering - imaging & visualization
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Hypoglossal Nerve
Tongue
Trajectories
Muscle
Dissection
Muscles
Neck Dissection
Motion analysis

Keywords

  • In vivo measurements
  • Intra-patient comparison
  • Inter-patient comparison
  • Tongue
  • 3D motion analyses
  • Hypoglossal nerve stimulation

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In: Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering - imaging & visualization, Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, p. 409-415.

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