The use of “harmonic scalpel” versus “knot tying” for conventional “open” thyroidectomy: results of a prospective randomized study

@article{Lombardi2008TheUO,
  title={The use of “harmonic scalpel” versus “knot tying” for conventional “open” thyroidectomy: results of a prospective randomized study},
  author={Celestino Pio Lombardi and Marco Raffaelli and Americo Cicchetti and Marco Marchetti and Carmela De Crea and R Di Bidino and Luigi Oragano and Rocco Domenico Alfonso Bellantone},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={393},
  pages={627-631}
}
PurposeWe evaluated the safety and cost-effectiveness of the harmonic scalpel (HS) during conventional “open” thyroidectomy (CT).Materials and methodsTwo hundred patients scheduled for conventional total thyroidectomy (TT) were included in the study and randomly assigned to TT with the use of HS (HS group) or with knot tying technique (KT group).ResultsMean operative time was significantly shorter in the HS group (P < 0.001), as well as the total operative room occupation time (P < 0.001). The… CONTINUE READING

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