Patient-specific rehearsal before EVAR: influence on technical and nontechnical operative performance. A randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2016; 264: 703-709.

Published: 16th January 2017

Authors: Desender L, Van Herzeele I, Lachat M, Rancic Z, Duchateau J, Rudarakanchana N et al.


One hundred elective procedures were studied. Virtual reality rehearsal reduced the rate of minor errors by 26 per cent (P=0.004) and major errors by 76 per cent (P=0.009). Errors causing procedural delay were reduced by 27 per cent (P=0.007).

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