Ancillary Technology: Electrocautery, Thermocoagulation and Laser

  • H.-D. Reidenbach
  • G. Buess


During the past decade endoscopic techniques have been increasingly used in surgical treatment with considerable benefit to patient care. In carrying out surgical procedures, the different methods of incision, dissection and coagulation are of special importance, and a full understanding of the principles governing their safe usage by the surgeon is essential. The endoscopic surgical approach has led to modifications and new developments of the operative ancillary technology. In addition to familiarization with the actual instruments, knowledge concerning the interaction of the applied technology with biological tissue is of decisive significance in ensuring a consistently favourable outcome after surgical intervention.


Active Electrode Laser Lithotripsy Heater Probe Coagulation Zone Bare Fibre 
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