The histological effect of harmonic scalpel and electrocautery in lung resections - An experimental study in a rat model


Cakan A. , Cagırıcı U. , Cıkırıkcıoglu M., Posacıoglu H. , Veral A.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.45, pp.63-65, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-65

Abstract

Aim In the last decade, ultrasonically activated scalpels (the Harmonic Scalpel, HS) have been developed and used for both open and endoscopic surgical procedures. The present study compares the deepness of lung tissue damage caused by HS and unipolar electrocautery (EC) in rats.