Sound of the OR

Creator: 
Philip Khoury
Description: 

This sound includes a bovie (electrocautery) as it cuts away muscle and suction keeping the surgical field clear on a surgical excision of a sarcoma tumor.  This case was performed on a fifteen year old's medial thigh as the tumor was growing out of her vastus medialis muscle.  Surgical excisions of sarcomas require a great deal of care to avoid entering the pseudo-capsule and have clear margins after a wide excision is done.  It requires a lot of trauma to be dealt to muscles, nerves, and vessels as the tumor is freed from the surrounding tissue which can be hard in the recording.  The instruments used are critical to this operation being a success.  

Contributor: 
Philip Khoury
Format: 
wav
Language: 
N/A
Type: 
Audio
Date: 
December 2018
Location: 

Duke University Hospital

Subject: 

Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Oncology, Cancer, Surgery, Duke University, Operating Room, Hospital

Duration: 
00:00:14
Bit Rate/Frequency: 
16kbps/44.1 kHz