Evaluation of a vessel-sealing device for use in laparoscopic ovariectomy in mares.

@article{Hand2002EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a vessel-sealing device for use in laparoscopic ovariectomy in mares.},
  author={Reese Hand and Peter C. Rakestraw and Tex S. Taylor},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={240-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a vessel-sealing instrument (LigaSure) as a method for hemostasis of the ovarian vasculature. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS OR SAMPLE POPULATION Thirteen mares (8 experimental, 5 patients), aged 2 to 20 years and weighing 405 to 500 kg. METHODS Thirteen mares had standing bilateral laparoscopic ovariectomy using a vessel-sealing device (LigaSure) to provide hemostasis. Eight reproductively normal experimental mares were divided into 2 groups: 1 group was re… CONTINUE READING
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