Sound of the OR
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.
Duke University Hospital
Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Oncology, Cancer, Surgery, Duke University, Operating Room, Hospital