Ligasure vs. conventional diathermy in excisional hemorrhoidectomy: a prospective, randomized study.

@article{Bessa2008LigasureVC,
  title={Ligasure vs. conventional diathermy in excisional hemorrhoidectomy: a prospective, randomized study.},
  author={Samer Saad Bessa},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={940-4}
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to compare the surgical outcomes of hemorrhoidectomy performed by the Ligasure with that performed by the conventional diathermy. METHODS A total of 110 patients were randomized to Ligasure (55 patients) or diathermy (55 patients) hemorrhoidectomy. The operative time, postoperative pain scores, parenteral analgesic requirements in the first 24 hours, postoperative complications, and wound healing rates at six weeks postoperatively were documented. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING