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Basic principles: electrocautery and high-frequency currents in surgery

Abstract

The description of electrocautery and high-frequency currents in surgery covers all basic principles. The key steps of the chapter are presented in a step by step way: use of electric currents, generation of use, tissue effect, types of cauterization, surgical equipment, complications of bipolar cautery, complications of monopolar cautery, Argon plasma coagulation, new electrosurgical techniques, lasers, ultrasonic dissectors.

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  • 2001-04-01