Helium/H2O2 Atmospheric Pressure Plasma-Assisted Electrosurgery (pages 1015–1019)
Myeong Yeol Choi, Il Gyo Koo, Paul Y. Kim, Sung Kil Kang, Yoon-Sun Kim, Jae-Chul Jung and George J. Collins
Article first published online: 24 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201200003
Electrosurgery (ES) is combined with RF plasma discharge to enhance tissue ablation. ES is a widely used tool for thermally vaporizing or ablating tissue based on Joule heating of intracellular water by electrical current. Helium/H2O2 plasma in contact mode is shown to increase tissue removal with less current flow to the tissue compared to monopolar ES alone.