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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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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).
The Ligasure operation took significantly less time to perform than did the procedure using the Harmonic Scalpel (11 min.
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
Unlike electrocautery Harmonic Scalpel can let surgeons to work closer than 1 mm to IMA for 3-4 seconds without giving any harm or causing dissection (1-3).
The harmonic scalpel, which was delivered to the hospital yesterday, works by sending an ultra-sound wave along two blades.
Total quantity or scope: Delivery of equipment for the harmonic scalpel and surgical haul - 2 packages.
To excise the lesions, we have used the bipolar RoBi forceps (Karl Storz), monopolar scissors, and the Harmonic scalpel.
Fama et al recently described use of the harmonic scalpel for division of the CP.
Tri was especially intrigued by the harmonic scalpel, a surgical tool that uses sound waves to simultaneously cut and cauterize tissue.
Contract notice: Surgical staplers and accessories for the harmonic scalpel.
For tonsillectomy, the ultrasonic harmonic scalpel has been purported to cause less tissue injury and postoperative morbidity while providing adequate levels of hemostasis.
8 minutes for harmonic scalpel dissection (n = 453) (9,15,16,25,26)