Experience with ultrasound scissors and blades (UltraCision) in open and laparoscopic liver resection.

@article{Schmidbauer2002ExperienceWU,
  title={Experience with ultrasound scissors and blades (UltraCision) in open and laparoscopic liver resection.},
  author={Stefan Schmidbauer and Klaus Hallfeldt and G{\"u}nther Sitzmann and Thorsten Kantelhardt and Arnold Trupka},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={235 1},
  pages={
          27-30
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The authors used new ultrasonically activated scissors and blades in open and laparoscopic liver resections to investigate their capabilities. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Despite standardized techniques for liver resection, the surgical death rate ranges from 4% to 20%. Dissection of liver parenchyma may cause considerable blood loss. Further complications include liver failure, hematoma, infections, and bile leakage. The surgical technique is an important factor in preventing… CONTINUE READING
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