alexa Impact of harmonic scalpel on operative time during video-assisted thyroidectomy.
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Journal of Defense Management

Author(s): Miccoli P, Berti P, Raffaelli M, Materazzi G, Conte M,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) has been practiced in our department since 1998. It has some advantages over conventional surgery in terms of postoperative pain and cosmetic result. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of the Harmonic scalpel (HS) on the performance of this procedure. METHODS: Between October 1998 and January 2001, 116 patients underwent MIVAT. The HS was used for the last 26 operations. We compared this group of patients (HS-G) with a control group (C-G) of 26 patients who had undergone MIVAT before the introduction of the HS. The following parameters were considered: age, gender, preoperative diagnosis, size of the lesion, type of operation (lobectomy or total thyroidectomy), operative time, complication rate, and postoperative hospital stay. RESULTS: The two groups were well matched for age, gender, preoperative diagnosis, lesion size, and type of operation. The mean operative time was significantly reduced in the HS-G for both lobectomy (37.3 +/- 8.4 vs 49.4 +/- 18.0 min) and total thyroidectomy (53.8 +/- 16.3 vs 90.6 +/- 22.1 min). No differences were found for postoperative stay. One patient in the C-G experienced a transient recurrent nerve palsy. There were no other complications. CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that the utilization of the HS for MIVAT is safe and associated with a shorter operative time. A reduction of the rates for such complications such as hypoparathyroidism and recurrent nerve injuries was not possible to demonstrate in the present study. Much larger series are needed for further evaluation of this instrument. This article was published in Surg Endosc and referenced in Journal of Defense Management

Relevant Expert PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

agrifoodaquavet@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

clinical_biochem@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

business@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

chemicaleng_chemistry@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

environmentalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

engineering@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

generalsci_healthcare@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

genetics_molbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

immuno_microbio@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

omics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

materialsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

mathematics_physics@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

medical@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

neuro_psychology@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

pharma@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

social_politicalsci@omicsonline.com

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version