Comparison of the harmonic focus and the thunderbeat for open thyroidectomy

  title={Comparison of the harmonic focus and the thunderbeat for open thyroidectomy},
  author={Sam Van Slycke and Jean-Pierre Gillardin and Klaas Van Den Heede and Joan Minguet and Hubert B Vermeersch and Nele Brusselaers},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
An effective method for controlling haemostasis during open thyroidectomy procedures is crucial because of the high risks of haemorrhage and neck haematoma. This study aimed to demonstrate the efficacy of the integrated ultrasonic/bipolar Thunderbeat™ for this procedure. This retrospective non-inferiority study compared the Thunderbeat™ and the ultrasonic Harmonic Focus® devices in 761 consecutive patients receiving a partial or total open thyroidectomy (with or without neck dissection). The… CONTINUE READING
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