Effect of hemostasis and electrosurgery on the development and evolution of brain tumor surgery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

John R. Vender, Jason Miller, Andy Rekito, Dennis E. McDonnell

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Hemostatic options available to the surgeon in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were limited. The surgical ligature was limited in value to the neurological surgeon because of the unique structural composition of brain tissue as well as the approaches and operating angles used in this type of surgery. In this manuscript the authors review the options available and the evolution of surgical hemostatic techniques and electrosurgery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the impact of these methods on the surgical management of tumors of the brain and its coverings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e3
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 15 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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