Author(s): Gossot D, Buess G, Cuschieri A, Leporte E, Lirici M,
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Abstract With the development of endoscopic surgery, new hazards of high-frequency (HF) electrosurgery have been recognized. The potential risks of monopolar electrosurgery, the limitations of bipolar technique, and the need to reduce instrument interchange have favored the use of ultrasonic technology, which becomes more and more popular. This work aims at presenting the main features of the currently available ultrasonically activated scalpels, as well as their advantages, limitations, and indications.
This article was published in Surg Endosc
and referenced in Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology