Table 1

Median depth of coagulation necrosis in single tissue samples

Ultrasonic scalpel

Monopolar electrocautery


automatic

manual

automatic

manual


Animal

A

B

A

B

A

B

A

B


1

416.1

543

1100

n.a.

220

374.5

n.a.

217.8


2

509.7

1346

1721.8

n.a.

196.7

331.2

302.2

185.6


3

868.7

n.a.

612.9

n.a.

240.4

324.1

n.a.

364.1


4

408.4

219.5

645.6

230.5

252.2

224.7

103.8

92.9


5

975.9

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

633

153.6

116.5

n.a.


6

581.8

375.2

n.a.

177.3

213.1

117.4

72.4

89.8


7

438.4

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

293.7

222.6

127.5

178.6


8

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

213.4

n.a.

101.7

190.1


9

268.2

244.2

n.a.

n.a.

116.1

253.1

112.6

100.7


10

n.a.

225.6

n.a.

n.a.


11

n.a.

143.3

78

244.2


12

283.8

151

95.3

140.1


13

n.a.

n.a.

250.5

135.4


14

n.a.

141.1

65.9

129.6


15

213.2

163

101.7

153.6


16

n.a.

496.5

n.a.

124


Median Depth of coagulation necrosis in single tissue samples (A and B) measured in micrometer; n.a. = not adequate for morphometric analysis based on inappropriate resection plane

Homayounfar et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-3

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