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Use of the harmonic scalpel versus conventional haemostatic techniques in patients with Grave disease undergoing total thyroidectomy: a prospective randomised controlled trial

Use of the harmonic scalpel versus conventional haemostatic techniques in patients with Grave... Introduction Thyrotoxicosis is often considered to be the significant reduction in operating time compared to the use most difficult thyroid operation because of the high of the conventional haemostatic techniques in patients with vascularisation and the risk of bleeding. The conventional Graves’ disease undergoing total thyroidectomy. haemostatic technique in thyroidectomy today include knot . . tying and electrocoagulation. The introduction of the Keywords Thyrotoxicosis Harmonic scalpel harmonic scalpel (HS) has led to further research if the Haemostatic techniques Total thyroidectomy use of the HS has any benefits in thyroid surgery. To our knowledge, no previous study has evaluated the HS dissection technique in a homogenous group of patients Introduction with Graves’ disease undergoing total thyroidectomy. Materials and methods Fifty-one patients (39 women and Thyroid surgery has evolved in the last century since 12 men) with the pre-operative diagnosis of Graves’ disease Theodore Kocher and Theodore Billroth first developed treated at two endocrine centers were randomised to total acceptable and efficient operative techniques [2]. Thus, thyroidectomy with the use of the HS or with conventional during the twentieth century, monopolar and bipolar haemostatic techniques. coagulation have been introduced. Anatomically, the Results Twenty-seven patients were randomised to the concept of capsular http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery Springer Journals

Use of the harmonic scalpel versus conventional haemostatic techniques in patients with Grave disease undergoing total thyroidectomy: a prospective randomised controlled trial

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Vascular Surgery ; Traumatic Surgery ; Thoracic Surgery ; Cardiac Surgery ; Abdominal Surgery ; General Surgery
ISSN
1435-2443
eISSN
1435-2451
DOI
10.1007/s00423-008-0361-z
pmid
18677509
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Abstract

Introduction Thyrotoxicosis is often considered to be the significant reduction in operating time compared to the use most difficult thyroid operation because of the high of the conventional haemostatic techniques in patients with vascularisation and the risk of bleeding. The conventional Graves’ disease undergoing total thyroidectomy. haemostatic technique in thyroidectomy today include knot . . tying and electrocoagulation. The introduction of the Keywords Thyrotoxicosis Harmonic scalpel harmonic scalpel (HS) has led to further research if the Haemostatic techniques Total thyroidectomy use of the HS has any benefits in thyroid surgery. To our knowledge, no previous study has evaluated the HS dissection technique in a homogenous group of patients Introduction with Graves’ disease undergoing total thyroidectomy. Materials and methods Fifty-one patients (39 women and Thyroid surgery has evolved in the last century since 12 men) with the pre-operative diagnosis of Graves’ disease Theodore Kocher and Theodore Billroth first developed treated at two endocrine centers were randomised to total acceptable and efficient operative techniques [2]. Thus, thyroidectomy with the use of the HS or with conventional during the twentieth century, monopolar and bipolar haemostatic techniques. coagulation have been introduced. Anatomically, the Results Twenty-seven patients were randomised to the concept of capsular

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Langenbeck's Archives of SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 2, 2008

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