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Aust N Z J Surg. 1997 Sep;67(9):643-4.

Hydrodissection: an easy way to dissect anatomical planes and complex adhesions.

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University of Sydney, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Concord Hospital, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Sharp dissection of adherent tissues resulting from previous sepsis or surgery is frequently time-consuming and sometimes difficult.

METHODS:

The introduction of saline under pressure into the plane of dissection facilitates this task.

RESULTS:

Hydrodissection both creates and displays the correct plane between adherent tissues.

CONCLUSIONS:

This technique increases the safety and decreases the time spent in adhesiolysis in re-operative surgery.

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