Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 7, Issue 2–3, pp 75–80

An improved neurosurgical system: New operating table, chair, microscope and other instrumentation

  • Shigeaki Kobayashi
  • Kenichiro Sugita
  • Koichi Matsuo
I. Operating tables and operating microscopes


We have developed what we call the instrument trio in the neurosurgical operating theatre: a remotecontrolled operating microscope with magnetic lock, an operating table with remote-controlled X-Y shifter, and a floating operating chair. In addition other important improvements in instrumentation have been made; they include a quick sterilization system for the operating microscope, a multipurpose head frame and an improved retractor system. The instruments and their characteristics are described in detail.


Brain retractor head frame neurosurgical instrument operating chair operating microscope operating table sterilization 


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© Walter de Gruyter & Co. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigeaki Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Kenichiro Sugita
    • 1
  • Koichi Matsuo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumotoJapan

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