Novel hemostatic devices in thyroid surgery: electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system and harmonic scalpel.

@article{Manouras2008NovelHD,
  title={Novel hemostatic devices in thyroid surgery: electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system and harmonic scalpel.},
  author={Andreas J. Manouras and Haridimos E Markogiannakis and Panagiotis B Kekis and Emmanuel Eustathios Lagoudianakis and Bill Fleming},
  journal={Expert review of medical devices},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={447-66}
}
Accurate and efficient hemostasis is one of the first priorities of the thyroid surgeon to prevent or minimize complications, including injury to the laryngeal nerves or parathyroid glands, perioperative hemorrhage and the potentially life-threatening hematoma. Means to prevent and control intra- or postoperative bleeding therefore remain a topic of utmost importance. Although thyroidectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures, the safest, most efficient and cost-effective way to… CONTINUE READING

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