Laparoscopic Hepatic Transection Using Ultrasonic Scalpel and Bipolar Forceps
The laparoscopic approach to complex disorders of the liver may be extremely useful for enhancing visualization and dissection. As technological advancements lead to more effective tools for laparoscopy, safe and rapid division of liver parenchyma using various techniques has become routine. Ultrasonic dissection is an invaluable tool for dissection and sealing of small to medium-sized vessels during open and laparoscopic procedures. Coupling this rapid modality of cutting tissue with a clamp that is both agile and elegant in the application of electrocautery and retraction leads to efficient and hemostatic procedures.
KeywordsBile Leak Parenchymal Transection Ultrasonic Scalpel Bipolar Forceps Bipolar Cautery
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