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Table 1 Type of operations

From: First clinical experience of argon neutral plasma energy in gynaecological surgery in the UK

Operation type No. of patients Version 2 No. of patients Version 3 Power settings of PlasmaJet™ (%) PJ tip to tissue distance
Open surgery
Ovarian cancer laparotomy debulking 5 8 10–40 5mm
Peritoneal cancer laparotomy debulking 2 1 10–40 0-2mm
Groin node dissection 1 2 10–40 5-8mm
Wide local excision of vulva 0 1 10–20 0-2mm
Laparoscopy
Endometriosis 32 16 10–20 5mm
Ovarian cyst including polycystic ovaries 11 11 10–45 5mm
Adhesions including omental 15 5 10–65 0-5mm
Myomectomy 1 1 10–80 0-2mm
Tubal surgery: salpingectomy or salpingotomy 4 2 20–40 0-2mm