Application of a new water jet apparatus in open hepatobiliary surgery: hepatic resection, cholecystectomy, common bile duct lavage.

@article{Penchev1997ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of a new water jet apparatus in open hepatobiliary surgery: hepatic resection, cholecystectomy, common bile duct lavage.},
  author={R D Penchev and Kirien Tzvetanov Kjossev and Julian E. Losanoff},
  journal={International surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={182-6}
}
The presently accepted technologies for hepatobiliary surgery have some limitations and disadvantages. Use of water jet dissection is rapidly spreading and its indications are continuously being widened. In 1988 we developed a new bimodular jet-cutter "Parenchimotom-01". After the experimental application on 110 dogs, the apparatus was introduced into clinical practice. Between 1992-1995 we have successfully performed 11 liver resections, 14 cholecystectomies, and 2 lavages of the common bile… CONTINUE READING

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