Electromagnetic field focusing system in clinical neurosurgery-preliminary report

A. Patil, W. Yamanashi

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Abstract

The electromagnetic field focusing system is capable of sharply focusing induced current resulting in pinpoint heating of tissue. This heat can cut and vaporize tissue while simultaneously coagulating vessels. This is a report on the first 15 consecutive neurosurgical cases where this system was used for tumor excision. The system was found to be an effective and safe surgical tool. It functioned effectively, even under saline and cerebrospinal fluid and through narrow openings during stereotactic microsurgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical neurology
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1990

Keywords

  • Coagulate
  • Cut
  • Electromagnetic field focusing system
  • Microsurgery
  • Tumors
  • Vaporize

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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