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Application of new electrosurgical devices and probes in endoscopic neurosurgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10048058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Complex demands and new indications in neurosurgery have led to the need for new electrosurgical generators (ESUs). For the first time, newly developed, automatically controlled ESUs make it possible to use extremely small and flexible instruments safely and to achieve reproducible microcuts and microcoagulations. These specifications make them suitable for neuroendoscopic interventions. In a series of more than one hundred patients with different intracranial and intraspinal pathologies the new electrosurgical devices and probes were used not only for coagulation but also for cutting. The main indications were endoscopic ventriculo-cisternostomy, ventriculo-cystostomy, and membranectomy. The electrosurgical generators as well as the bipolar microcoagulation and -cutting probes proved to be safe and effective for neuroendoscopic interventions.
D Hellwig; R Haag; V Bartel; T Riegel; F Eggers; R Becker; H Bertalanffy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological research     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0161-6412     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Res.     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-20     Completed Date:  1999-05-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905298     Medline TA:  Neurol Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Philipps University Marburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Electrosurgery / instrumentation*
Neurosurgery / instrumentation*,  methods
Postoperative Hemorrhage / prevention & control
Reproducibility of Results
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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