How safe is high-power ultrasonic dissection?

  title={How safe is high-power ultrasonic dissection?},
  author={Tarek Emam and Alfred Cuschieri},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={237 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety of ultrasonic dissection. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA High-power ultrasonic dissection is in widespread use for both open and laparoscopic operations and is generally perceived to carry a low risk of collateral damage, but there is no published evidence for this. METHODS Under controlled experimental conditions, ultrasonic dissections were performed in pigs using Ultracision (Ethicon) or Autosonix (Tyco/USSC) at the three power settings (3, 4, and 5) in random… CONTINUE READING
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