Virtual Simulation of Brain Sylvian Fissure Exploration and Aneurysm Clipping with Haptic Feedback for Neurosurgical Training

  • Sergio Teodoro ViteEmail author
  • César Domínguez Velasco
  • Aldo Francisco Hernández Valencia
  • Juan Salvador Pérez Lomelí
  • Miguel Ángel Padilla Castañeda
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10851)


The development of simulation systems from surgical procedures has been a research topic in several areas in medicine and engineer applications because it supposes a novel alternative for medical skills acquisition, surgical planning, guide during surgery and postoperative control. At the same time, simulation systems represent significant challenges, regarding conceptual design, mathematical, numeric and computational modelling, and finally the validation of the system. In this paper, we present the advances and methodologies applied for the development of a virtual reality system for medical training in neurosurgery. As the case of study, we present the simulation of an aneurysm clipping procedure in two of the main stages: brain Sylvian fissure exploration and aneurysm clipping.



This work was supported by National Autonomous University of Mexico through its Program of Support to Projects for the Innovation and Improvement of Teaching (PAPIME), projects PE109018 and PE109118.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Teodoro Vite
    • 1
    Email author
  • César Domínguez Velasco
    • 1
  • Aldo Francisco Hernández Valencia
    • 2
  • Juan Salvador Pérez Lomelí
    • 1
  • Miguel Ángel Padilla Castañeda
    • 1
  1. 1.Unidad de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico (UIDT), Instituto de Ciencias Aplicadas y Tecnología (ICAT)Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)Mexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Unidad de Neurología y NeurocirugíaHospital General de México (HGM) “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”Mexico CityMexico

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