Electrotome


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Electrotome

 

(electric scalpel), an apparatus for surgical incision of soft tissues or for coagulating them for purposes of hemostasis by means of a high-frequency electric current. It consists of a high-frequency generator and a set of electrodes in the form of straight and curved scalpels, loops, or grids.

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Bronchoscopic interventions for treating TBA include Nd-YAG laser [47], high-frequency electrotome cautery, freezing, resection, clamping, APC, microwaving, stent implantation [48], and drug spraying [37], which can be used in combination with other treatments.
[10] produced interesting histological evaluations about the artifacts caused by C[O.sub.2] versus the electrotome on tongue human tissues.
The hospital is equipped with advanced equipment including X-ray apparatus, type-B ultrasonic imager, Holter, electrocardiogram monitor, anesthesia apparatus, automatic testing apparatus, shadow less lamp, high frequency electrotome treatment machine.
Incise the skin, retract with an eyelid retractor, and separate the subcutaneous and frontal fascia with monopolar electrotome. Cut the temporalis fascia along the superior temporal line for 2 cm.
High-frequency electrotome was used for incision and hemostasis.
No pocket hematoma or other severe complications occurred in either group, probably due to the operator's experience and the use of electrotome. The duration of procedure in the axillary vein group is longer than the subclavian group, probably because the axillary vein puncture requires more fluoroscopy guidance and searching in local area.