Recent advances in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: comparative study of electrosurgical snare electrode and ultrasound dissection.

@article{Elashry1997RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: comparative study of electrosurgical snare electrode and ultrasound dissection.},
  author={Osama M. Elashry and Jonathan S. Wolf and Heidi J. Rayala and Elspeth M. McDougall and Ralph V. Clayman},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          15-22
        }
}
Although technically feasible, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) using conventional instrumentation presents the intraoperative challenge of hemostasis, creating a flush (i.e., precise guillotine) incision, and closure of the collecting system. In an effort to resolve these technical problems, we used a unique electrosurgical snare electrode (ESE) in combination with an ERBE electrosurgical generator and compared its effectiveness with that of two ultrasonic dissectors (Cavitron Ultrasonic… CONTINUE READING