Hemorrhoidectomy in Patients with Grade III or IV Disease: Harmonic Scalpel Compared With

@inproceedings{Dumlu2015HemorrhoidectomyIP,
  title={Hemorrhoidectomy in Patients with Grade III or IV Disease: Harmonic Scalpel Compared With},
  author={Ersin G{\"u}rkan Dumlu and Ahmet Z. G{\"u}rer and Mehmet Tokaç and Mesut {\"O}zdedeoğlu and Birkan Bozkurt and G{\"u}lten Kiyak and Mehmet Ş{\"u}kr{\"u} Kılıç},
  year={2015}
}
Background: Harmonic scalpel (Ultracision) is a device that simultaneously cuts and coagulates soft tissues through ultrasonic vibration. In this study we aimed to determine the operative and postoperative characteristics of hemorrhoidectomy using the harmonic scalpel compared with the conventional closed technique. Methods and Findings: Patients with grade III or IV hemorrhoids, operated between 2010 and 2013, using the harmonic scalpel (n=21) or the conventional closed technique (n=42) were… CONTINUE READING

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