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Technique Using Electroscalpal Distinguishes Malignant Tumor Cells From Healthy Tissue In Real Time During Surgery, University of Giessen, MassProm, Semmelweis University, and the National Research Institute for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene Study


10/2/2009 7:07:59 AM

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ScienceDaily (Oct. 2, 2009) — Instead of the classic scalpel, surgeons can also operate with an electroscalpel. A significant advantage to this technique is that while a cut is being made, blood vessels are closed off and hemorrhaging eliminated. Now another advantage may be added as well: a German-Hungarian research team has developed a mass-spectrometry-based technique by which tissues can be analyzed during a surgical procedure.

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