A 60 years old male came with bleeding per rectum and was diagnosed to have carcinoma colon. The patient underwent extended right hemicolectomy as shown below. Identify the instrument that the surgeon is using:
A. Monopolar cautery
B. LigaSure vessel I igating system
C. Harmonic scalpel
Ans: A. Monopolar cautery
(Ref Sabiston 20/e p235-236).
- Instrument being used by surgeon is monopolar cautery.
- Used for cutting, blending, desiccation & fulguration.
- Using a pencil instrument, active electrode is placed in the entry site and can be used to cut tissue & coagulate bleeding.
- MC used because of versatility & effectiveness.