DEVELOPMENT OF A 23.5 KHZ ULTRASONICALLY ACTIVATED DEVICE FOR LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY

Citation
E. Kanehira et al., DEVELOPMENT OF A 23.5 KHZ ULTRASONICALLY ACTIVATED DEVICE FOR LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY, MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPY & ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES, 7(4), 1998, pp. 315-319
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery
Journal title
MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPY & ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES
ISSN journal
1364-5706 → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
4
Year of publication
1998
Pages
315 - 319
Database
ISI
SICI code
1364-5706(1998)7:4<315:DOA2KU>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
We tested, in an animal model, a newly developed ultrasonically activa ted device for laparoscopic use. Porcine arteries, with a diameter of 3 mm, were successfully coagulated and divided using this device.,, II segments of treated arteries were harvested and the pressure needed t o burst the stump was measured in vitro. The maximum pressure required to burst the stump of an artery ranged from 353 to 2126 mmHg, with an average of 1121 mmHg. These data suggest that the arteries divided by the new device can withstand the intraluminal pressure of arteries in living animals. For a first clinical experience, we used this device in laparoscopic splenectomy, on a patient with idiopathic thrombocytop enic purpura. The short gastric vessels and branches of the main splen ic vessels could be occluded and divided by the device without a clip. The main splenic vessels were cut using a stapler. The operation took 80 min, with a blood loss of less than or equal to 10 mi. Post-operat ive bleeding did not occur. The new, ultrasonically-activated device i s a reliable instrument for occluding and dividing vessels of relative ly small caliber. We conclude that this device is useful for a speedy and safe dissection of the tissue during laparoscopic surgery.