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An experimental study of hot air thermocoagulation in cardiac surgery.
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PMID:  1756048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently a thermocoagulator using hot air has been developed. It has been used for haemostatic purposes in a number of cases of liver, pulmonary and retroperitoneal cancer surgery. An experimental animal study was undertaken to evaluate the use of the thermocoagulator during cardiac surgery. Since the thermocoagulator produces coagulation necrosis, the epi-/myocardium including the epicardial coronary arteries was investigated microscopically for acute and chronic histopathological changes. The investigation demonstrated that the thermocoagulator is an effective hemostatic tool during cardiac surgery. The histological examination of the hearts has shown that the technique does not damage the myocardium or the coronary arteries neither at the time of application nor in the long term.
J Aagaard; B G Skov; E Hjelms
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-03     Completed Date:  1992-02-03     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  546-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Electrocoagulation / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods*
Hot Temperature
Mediastinum / pathology,  surgery*
Pericardium / pathology,  surgery*
Sternum / pathology,  surgery*

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