Scalpel versus electrocautery dissections: The effect on wound complications and pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in wound fluid


Ozdogan M., Yilmaz K. B. , Ozaslan C., Gurer A., Gulbahar O., ERSOY P. E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.38, no.2, pp.111-116, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-116
  • Keywords: electrocautery, sharp dissection, seroma, wound complication, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-6, MODIFIED RADICAL-MASTECTOMY, MIDLINE LAPAROTOMY, SEROMA FORMATION, SKIN, INCISIONS, SITE, INFECTION, CANCER, BREAST, SHARP

Abstract

Aim: Electrocautery has been postulated as a risk factor for wound complications. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of electrocautery and scalpel dissections on wound complications and local cytokine levels.