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ISRN Minimally Invasive Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 453581, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/453581
Clinical Study

Application of a New Integrated Bipolar and Ultrasonic Energy Device in Laparoscopic Hysterectomies

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074

Received 20 December 2012; Accepted 15 January 2013

Academic Editors: F. Agresta, A. S. Al-Mulhim, and H. Scheidbach

Copyright © 2013 Harvard Z. Lin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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