bipolar electrogenerator

bipolar electrogenerator

A device used to coagulate tissue during laparoscopic surgery, which is preferred to unipolar systems, as electrical current is generated only between the 2 electrodes being used.

Cons
Higher voltage; current generated travels through the entire body and has a risk of arcing directly through unintended anatomical structures.
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bipolar electrogenerator

Laparoscopic surgery A device used to coagulate tissue during laparoscopic surgery, which is preferred to unipolar systems, as electical current is generated only between the 2 electrodes being used Cf Unipolar electrogenerator.
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