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HF-Electro-Surgery, Ultrasound-Dissection or Laser for the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and for Liver-Wedge-Resection. An Experimental Study in Pigs

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laparoscopic wedge-resection of the liver is performed in 6 pigs, in three of these a cholecystectomy is carried out during the same operation. The method of resection chosen was: Monopolar HF-current, ultrasound and laser (Nd:YAG-laser and Holmium:YAG-laser). The least damage to the healthy liver tissue was seen using the Holmium:YAG-laser. Healing (after 18 days) was best when the Holmium:YAG-laser had been used. Cautery was worst in both tissue damage and delayed healing.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Hirslandenklinik, Aarau 2: Vet.-physiol. Chem. Inst. Universität, Leipzig 3: Abt. für Kurz- und Langzeittoxikologie, Novartis AG, Basel

Publication date: 01 December 2003

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