Teleneurosurgery: Opportunities for implementation in limited resource areas

Solapas principales

Ramos Y. 1,2, Padilla H. 1,2,3, Blanco C. 1, Rubiano A. 3, Moscote L. 2,3,4



           Telemedicine in neurosurgery has been widely used for the ease of sending diagnostic images that allow a diagnosis, management and timely treatment in patients who are located in difficult access areas or who do not have this surgical medical specialty. This has had an impact on the reduction of times of consultations and surgical interventions and the training of professionals for the urgent care of neurosurgical patients. In recent years, robotic systems for performing minimally invasive surgeries have been included but have been challenged by the anatomical difficulties of this vital structure. In addition, the great flow of information puts the safety and privacy of the patient at risk.

Key Words: Telemedicine, teleneurocirugía, neurosurgery.


  1. Estudiante de pregrado en Medicina, Facultad de Medicina- Universidad de Cartagena. Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar.
  2. Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud y Neurociencias (CISNEURO).
  3. RED LATINO Organización Latinoamericana de Trauma y Cuidado Neurointensivo.
  4. Médico. Especialista en Neurocirugía. Faculta de Medicina – Universidad de Cartagena. Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar