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harmonic scalpel

Surgery An ultrasound-powered cutting tool that cuts and seals tissue simultaneously. See Ultrasonography.

harmonic scalpel

Abbreviation: HS
An ultrasonic dissecting device used in surgery to disrupt, disintegrate, or coagulate tissues, especially those with a high water or fat content. The device works by cavitating the tissues it contacts. When used laparoscopically, tissues destroyed by the scalpel are removed from the body by aspiration. Synonym: ultrasonic dissector
See also: scalpel
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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.
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.