Surgical Smoke Plume Article Library - Urology


Title Category Publication Date Description Publication Author

 

Harmful Gasses Produced During Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate And Vaporization

 

Electrosurgery, Urology

 

1/1/2010

 

A total of 12 smoke samples were collected from a continuous irrigation suction drainage system to a Tenax adsorber at a 0.05L/min flow rate during TURP and vaporization. The gasses were quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) equipped with a purge and trap sample injector.

 

The Japanese Urological Association

 

Chung YJ; Lee SK; Han SH; Zhao C; Kim MK; Park SC; Park JK 

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Health Risk Assessment of VOCs from Surgical Smoke

 

Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dermatology, Drills, Electrosurgery, ENT, General, Laparoscopic, Laser, Orthopedic, Plastic, Plume, Reamers, Saws, Smoke, Urology, Veterinary

 

7/1/2017

 

The authors conduct a health risk analysis based on exposure to surgical smoke and length of exposure. They found an increased risk of cancer based on the quantity of benzene and formaldehyde found in surgical smoke. They recommend the use of a high flow vacuum device to remove surgical smoke at the source as a means of protection.

 

Creative Commons CC

 

Shaohua She, Gang Lu, Wah Yang, Mianwei Hong, and Lingfei Zhu

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