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Laparoscopic right colectomy for caecal cancer using Sonicision™ cordless ultrasonic dissection device

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2012;12(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3750

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The interest of this video is to demonstrate a fully laparoscopic oncologic right colectomy technique performed by means of novel dissection instruments such as the Sonicision™ cordless ultrasonic dissection device (Valleylab, Covidien) as well as stapling devices designed for anastomosis (Endo-GIA™ Tri-staple™ technology, Covidien). Regarding the Sonicision™ cordless ultrasonic dissection device, one may appreciate its efficacy, notably to achieve hemostasis of ileocolic and right colic vessels. Its simplicity of use and safety in controlling the action to coagulate and divide tissues have been strongly appreciated from the operator’s side who is a regular user of the Ligasure™ technology. The great freedom of movement related to the absence of cable and to the lightness of the instrument accounts mostly for the almost immediate adoption of this novel laparoscopic instrument.