International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Dentistry | India | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 5.1 / 10

The Surgical Smoke

Saket Asamwar [2] | Madiha Rahim

Abstract: Surgical smoke is the gaseous by-product formed during surgical procedures. Most surgeons, operating theatre staff, and administrators are unaware of its potential health risks. Surgical smoke is produced by various surgical instruments including those used in electrocautery, lasers, and ultrasonic scalpels. Potential risks include toxicity from harmful particles liberated from the surgical instruments which may produce short-term as well as long-term hazardous effects on the human body. It may affect the operator, operating theatre staff, and patients also. Minimization of the production of surgical smoke and modification of any evacuation systems are possible solutions. Different methods are used for the evacuation of surgical smoke which includes surgical masks, proper ventilation, evacuation systems, etc. The discussion about the most hazardous product of surgical smoke and the best method of protection against surgical smoke is carried out risks.

Keywords: Surgical smoke, surgical procedures, operating theatre

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,

Pages: 329 - 333

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