1992 Volume 10 Pages 67-78
Recently we performed partial splenectomy and distal pancreatectomy using a new microwavescalpel (blade type electrode). A new microwave scalpel has merit of this high hemostaticperformance and cutting performance. In the 3 cases in which one was iatrogenic intraoperativesplenic injury and two were purpcse of preserving partial splenic function treated by this partialsplenectomy and in the 9 cases or gastric carcinoma teated by this distal pancreatectomy, theseoperations was accomplished safely and postoperative complication was free. These results suggestthat this apparatus, a new microwave scalpel, may well be recommended as a medical electronicsin the splenic and pancreatic surgery.