The aim of this study was to investigate whether Harmonic Scalpel (HS) increases the complication rate in the patients undergoing neck dissection in patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (PTC).95 patients with PTC undergoing bilateral total thyroidectomy and central or lateral neck dissection were included in to study. Patients whom heamostasis was carried out using HS at each stage of the operation were classified as group I (n=52), and patients whom heamostasis was performed without HS in the dissection of nerves and in the dissection of regions containing parathyroids and ductus thoracicus as Group II (n=43). Groups were compared in terms of operation time, postoperative nerve injury, hypoparathyroidsm and development of chylous fistula.
Yetişir F, Yürekli B, Salman , Ünal M, Acar HZ, et al. (2012) The Impact of Harmonic Scalpel on Complications after Neck Dissection in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Prospective Randomized Study. Thyroid Disorders Ther