Complications of electrosurgery in laparoscopy

Hui Yu Huang, Chih Feng Yen, Ming Ping Wu

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Electrosurgery is widely used in laparoscopic surgeries. It is essential to understand the principles of using appropriate electric currents and techniques to achieve the desired tissue effect and avoid complications. We reviewed the literature concerning the incidence of electrosurgical injuries, the mechanisms of injury, and recognition and management of electrosurgical complications. Alertness to postoperative warning signs, patient education prior to discharge, and the detection of delayed manifestations with salvage maneuvers may minimize catastrophic complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalGynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Complication
  • Electrosurgery
  • Electrothermal injury
  • Laparoscopy
  • Tissue effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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