Objective: To compare monopolar cautery
with cold steel dissection for tonsillectomy in pediatric age group.
2) The use of monopolar cautery
for colpotomy and different closure techniques may account for these differences.
Additional monopolar cautery
was performed at the base for hemostasis.
The cystic artery can be controlled using surgical clips, harmonic scalpel and ligature or monopolar cautery
The current spreads into the peripheral tissues on its way to the passive electrode on its way back in the monopolar cautery
Tonsillectomy was performed by monopolar cautery
in all cases.
Elevate the peritoneum overlying the sacral promontory and open it using monopolar cautery
Neal Ellis, a general surgeon, colon and rectal surgeon, Professor of Surgery and Director of Surgical Research at the University of South Alabama, says first-generation monopolar cautery
had safety challenges associated with the spread of energy, which could cause damage to adjacent structures not intended to be damaged.
The patients were randomly distributed for treatment by monopolar cautery
(Called 'M' group) and for radiofrequency cautery (called 'R' group).
I perform dissection with the fenestrated bipolar grasper in arm 1 and the monopolar cautery
hook in arm 2.
This is of particular concern when operating on or near the skull base and orbit, where the use of monopolar cautery
is relatively contraindicated.