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Harmonic Scalpel and Clipless Cholecystectomy

Nazih Salameh Amarin

Citation Information : Amarin NS. Harmonic Scalpel and Clipless Cholecystectomy. World J Lap Surg 2008; 1 (2):6-8.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1050

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).



The ultrasonically activated (Harmonic) scalpel has proven to be an effective, efficient, and safe instrument for dissection and hemostasis in both open and laparoscopic surgical procedures. This Harmonic scalpel work on the tissue's cutting and coagulating very effectively with the replacement the high frequency current, which can be connected with diverse complications. The principle is transforming of the electric power into mechanical longitudinal movement of the working part of the instrument, by piezoelectrical transducer situated in the handpiece. The primary use of the Harmonic scalpel in laparoscopic cholecystectomies has been for the division of the cystic artery and liver bed dissection. Advancements in the Harmonic scalpel blade tip now provide for the reliable ultrasonic division and closure of the cystic duct.

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