Electrocautery has been in common surgical use since 1926, and despite modern innovations, such as bipolar diathermy and the argon beam coagulator, the principles and applications in achieving hemostasis have very much remained the same. Newer hemostatic technologies have evolved in the era of laparoscopic surgery to try and improve patient safety by reducing the risks of inadvertent cautery of local or remote structures, or of explosion.
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