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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2018;61(5): 227-234.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3342/kjorl-hns.2018.00283
Virtual Reality in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Yong Gi Jung1,2, Jung-yon Ko2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea
2Virtual Reality Laboratory, Samsung Changwon Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Changwon, Korea
부비동 내시경 수술과 안면 성형 재건술에 적용 가능한 가상현실 기술
정용기1,2, 고정연2
1성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성창원병원 이비인후과학교실
2가상현실 연구소
Correspondence  Yong Gi Jung ,Tel: +82-55-233-5982, Fax: +82-55-233-5441, Email: ent.jyg@gmail.com
Received: 24 March 2018;  Accepted: 18 April 2018.  Published online: 16 May 2018.
With the recent development of information and communication technology, social interest in virtual reality (VR) is increasing rapidly. VR technology is expanding into applications such as games, movies, entertainment, healthcare, education/media, manufacturing, and construction. In the healthcare, VR is used for surgical training, medical education, rehabilitation medicine, pain control, and treatment for psychiatric disorder, but the market size of VR in healthcare is not big compared to VR application in other industries. However, as the demand for high-quality medical care increases and the training time of the resident physicians is reduced, the demand for VR in the healthcare is expected to increase rapidly. Especially, the nose and paranasal sinus are composed of complicated osseous structures, which makes it difficult to understand the exact anatomy and requires highly skilled techniques to perform accurate and safe surgery. For this reason, nose and sinus are a suitable field to apply VR technology. In this review article, we describe the overview of VR technology used in healthcare, the status and prospects of VR in endoscopic sinus surgery and facial plastic surgery.
Keywords: EducationParanasal sinusesPlastic surgerySimulation training Virtual reality
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