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Aminimoghaddam S, Pahlevani R, Kazemi M. Electrosurgery and clinical applications of electrosurgical devices in gynecologic procedures . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2018; 32 (1) :525-530
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3814-en.html
School of Medicine, International Campus (IC), Iran Medical University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Rozhin_p92@yahoo.com
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Background: Electrosurgery is widely used in reproductive related surgeries and technological advancements to improve efficacy and reduce potential complications. However, some reports have indicated lack of sufficient knowledge and training about basic principles and technical aspects of electrosurgery among obstetricians and gynecologists.
 Methods:  In this paper we present a summary on basic concepts and principles of electrosurgery and review the recent evidence on the use of electrosurgical devices in gynecologic procedures including endometrial ablation, gynecologic malignancies, loop electrode excision procedure (LEEP), and infertility.
 Result: Considering the extensive use of these technologies in reproductive related surgeries, procedures including laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and loop procedures further highlights the importance of more detailed training in this field. Gynecologists must learn the basics in more detail and update their knowledge on the growing body of evidence regarding the advancements of these technologies to reduce potential complications and select the most cost-effective treatment options for each patient.
 Conclusion: Try to understanding the underlying biophysical principles and more in-depth familiarity with various electrosurgical devices could lead to less complications and optimize evidence-based gynecological practice.

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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Gynecology & Obstetrics

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