A randomized, prospective, parallel group study comparing the harmonic scalpel
to electrocautery in thyroidectomy.
Recent reports have suggested that using the harmonic scalpel
during the RA harvesting may be less traumatic when compared with conventional techniques, thereby decreasing spasm of this delicate conduit (13- 15).
Perko Z, Pogorelli Z, Bilan K 2006 Lateral thermal damage to rat abdominal wall after harmonic scalpel
application Surgical Endoscopy 20 (2) 322-324
FINE CUTS: Ken Tyler (left) and Bob Daley (third left), of the League of Friends, hand over the harmonic scalpel
to (from second left) Karen Johnson, general manager for specialist surgery, consultant plastic surgeon Richard Matthews and operating theatre staff John Singh, Sister Audrey Mathieson, Jo Lakin, Julie Proffitt and (front) Tereza Edwards
Although the minimally invasive version of the surgery - performed with a device called a harmonic scalpel
- has been around since 1991, it is new enough to not be widely known.
Economou may utilize an Ethicon harmonic scalpel
that uses ultrasonic energy to perform parts of the tummy tuck surgery.
35 of the Act, namely: operating tables, operating lights, ultrasound, analyzers, monitors, beds, cardiotocography, videolaryngoskop, harmonic scalpel
, battery modular drill, rehabilitation, Bathtub, FULL HD laparoscopic group inc.
Akural et al compared the use of the harmonic scalpel
and cold dissection on different tonsils in the same patients.
Then, the Harmonic scalpel
was placed on the circumareolar area on the contralateral side through an 8 mm trocar.
Alternate techniques have included the use of locking absorbable clips and the Harmonic scalpel
Objective: To compare Harmonic scalpel
with conventional Monopolar Electrocautery hook in terms of gallbladder perforation rate in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
Single working instrument, double trocars, clipless cholecystectomy using harmonic scalpel
, a feasible, safe and less invasivetechnique.