Applicability of an electrosurgical device based on electromagnetics in neurosurgery

Alireza Gharabaghi, Steffen K. Rosahl, Amir Samii, Guenther C. Feigl, Sam Safavi-Abbasi, Otto Bundschuh, Marcos Tatagiba, Madjid Samii

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Abstract

BECAUSE OF ELECTRICAL and thermal spread to healthy nervous tissue, the application of electrosurgical tools in neurosurgery has specific limitations. This is true for both bipolar and monopolar devices. These limitations are not inherent to an instrument in which action is based on electromagnetic interaction with human tissue. We evaluated the indications and the clinical applicability of a new radiofrequency electrosurgical unit that works on this biophysical principle. The system was found to be a useful addition for the resection of morphologically tougher tissue with keyhole approaches in which the ultrasound aspirator cannot easily be applied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume59
Issue number1 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

Keywords

  • Bipolar coagulation
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electrosurgery
  • Monopolar coagulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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