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Background: Intraoperative bleeding is the main complication and main cause of conversion during laparoscopic splenectomy (LS). We present the advantages of the use of the Ligasure Vessel Sealing System added to lateral approach for achieving a safe vascular control. Methods: Ligasure is an energy-based device which works applying a precise amount of(More)
New hemostatic technologies (NT) are often employed in thyroid surgery in the effort to reduce operating time and complications. The aim of this study is to compare three different hemostatic techniques. This is a prospective randomized study. There were 150 patients, aged 56 ± 14 years, randomized for total thyroidectomy with conventional technique (CT),(More)
The aim of this study was to show that laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be performed safely without routine intraoperative cholangiography. We performed a retrospective analysis of 1750 consecutive patients (1170 females and 580 males with a mean age of 51 years) who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy between January 1991 and January 2000. In all, 193(More)
Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is becoming the gold standard for the treatment of hematological disease in children. Intraoperative bleeding is the main complication and main cause of conversion during LS. We present the use of the LigaSure Vessel Sealing System for achieving a safe vascular control, compared with previous techniques. LigaSure is an(More)
Bleeding is the main complication and cause of conversion during laparoscopic splenectomy (LS). We present the advantages of the LigaSure vessel sealing system added to the lateral approach for achieving safe vascular control. We performed 63 consecutive LS in a 3-year period using LigaSure in two affiliated university hospitals. We employed a right(More)
Hydatid disease is quite rare in European countries outside the endemic areas. It occurs most frequently in the liver and lungs. Surgery remains the main treatment modality for hydatid disease of the liver. There is still considerable debate as to whether the best approach is conservative surgery or radical surgery in which the cyst is totally removed(More)
Angiomyolipoma (AML) is a benign mesenchymal tumor that has been frequently reported in the kidney but rarely in the liver. Hepatic AML may be clinically, radiologically and morphologically difficult to distinguish from hepatocellular carcinoma or other hepatic lesions, even though the number of cases has been increasing recently due to improved imaging(More)
Thrombosis of the portal system is a potentially life-threatening but otherwise underappreciated complication after splenectomy. Nonspecific and mild onset symptoms are the cause of delay in diagnosis, and the short hospital stay after laparoscopic approach could even contribute to the difficulty of early detection of this condition. The aim of this study(More)