Radiofrequency electrosurgery

Timothy L. Smith, James M. Smith

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Abstract

Although most otolaryngologists use electrosurgical instruments routinely, many are not familiar with the basic principles as to how these instruments produce their effect. This problem is compounded not only by numerous recent advances in otolaryngology applications of electrosurgery, but also by improper terminology propagated in the literature. This article presents a review of the history, physics, techniques, and histological effects of electrosurgery specifically relating to the radiofrequency needle ablation technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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