LigaSure small jaws versus cold knife dissection in superficial parotidectomy

@article{Hahn2012LigaSureSJ,
  title={LigaSure small jaws versus cold knife dissection in superficial parotidectomy},
  author={Christoffer Holst Bentzen Hahn and Christian Hjort S{\o}rensen},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2012},
  volume={270},
  pages={1489-1492}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of LigaSure small jaws in superficial parotidectomy for blood loss, operative time and facial nerve function. This was a prospective non-randomized study of 35 patients with a benign parotid tumor. Sixteen patients had LigaSure small jaws parotidectomy, and 19 patients had cold knife parotidectomy. Operative time, blood loss, facial palsy and other complications were assessed. The use of LigaSure was associated with a significant reduction in… CONTINUE READING
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