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Table 7 Rating of tissue sticking to the vessel sealer

From: Safety and effectiveness of a novel generator algorithm for bipolar vessel sealing: a randomised controlled chronic animal study

Rating levelthermoSEAL mode (TSM)BiClamp® mode (BCM)p value
No.Percentage [%]No.Percentage [%]
Rating 085/988779/98810.33
Rating 19/9899/9891.00
Rating 23/9837/9870.33
Rating 31/9813/9830.62
  1. Ratings: 0 = no sticking, 1 = sticking, but easy to remove the device, 2 = sticking and difficult to remove the device, 3 = sticking and difficult to remove the device and seal damaged