An innovative surgical tool: air jet dissector
Authors: Çelik, Bülent; Orbay, Toygun
Source: Neurological Research, Volume 32, Number 8, October 2010 , pp. 879-885(7)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Objectives: This study aims to demonstrate and test a new surgical tool which is designed and manufactured in our institution for neurosurgical operations. The device is referred as 'air jet dissector'.
Methods: After fabrication of the device, we tested it on 32 New Zealand rabbits. The effectiveness of the device was compared with a well-known ultrasonic aspirator (CUSA) in an experimental design of cranial corticotomies. Dissection quality, intracranial hemorrhage, edema formation and astroglial and microglial reactions were compared for both devices.
Results: Regarding post-operative edema formation and intracranial hemorrhage, the air jet dissector was found superior to the CUSA system. Additionally, the pre-operative comfort of the device was also better than the CUSA.
Conclusion: In our opinion, this new design has a future in neurosurgical operating rooms. Further refinements and experimental testing is required.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Ankara Güven Hospital, Turkey
Publication date: 2010-10-01
- Authors wishing to cite fast track papers should give the journal name and the article DOI. This will enable reference linking via CrossRef and allow forward and backward citation tracking systems to associate the fast track citation with the final journal reference.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Information for Advertisers
- Terms & Conditions
- Virtual Maney - Stroke
- Top articles
- Health Sciences Spotlight
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites