Ultrasonically Activated Shears in Gastrectomy for Large Gastric Cancers

  title={Ultrasonically Activated Shears in Gastrectomy for Large Gastric Cancers},
  author={Yasuhiko Mohri and Hitoshi Tonouchi and Koji Tanaka and Masaki Ohi and Yuuki Koike and Yuuki Morimoto and Chikao Miki and Masato Kusunoki},
  journal={Surgery Today},
High-frequency ultrasound energy was introduced in gastrointestinal surgery to improve dissection and coagulation. We assessed the safety and efficacy of ultrasonic dissection compared with standard electrosurgery in gastrectomy for large gastric cancers, which is associated with high morbidity. The subjects of this retrospective study were 52 patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancers, ≥7 cm in diameter. Gastrectomy was performed with ultrasonically activated shears (UAS) between… CONTINUE READING
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