alexa [The harmonic scalpel in conventional thyroid surgery. Possibilities and advantages].
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Journal of Defense Management

Author(s): Mantke R, Pross M, Klose S, Lehnert H, Lippert H

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Use of the harmonic scalpel is well established in surgery. The simple use and ability to save blood and time make this equipment usable in thyroid surgery, too. METHODS: In a prospective, nonrandomized study including 32 patients, operating time, weight of resected thyroid tissue, and complications were analysed. A classic surgery group (ligature and HF electrosurgery) was compared with an ultracision group. RESULTS: Mean+/-SD operative time was shorter in the harmonic scalpel group than in the conventional technique group (143.12+/-25.24 min vs 64.68+/-23.83 min, P<0.01). There was no difference between the two techniques regarding complications and patient characteristics. CONCLUSIONS: Use of the harmonic scalpel in thyroid surgery is a safe procedure. The possibility it presents of saving operative time without increasing complications has now been published in several studies. This article was published in Chirurg and referenced in Journal of Defense Management

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