Usefulness of the LigaSure vessel sealing system during superficial lobectomy of the parotid gland.

  title={Usefulness of the LigaSure vessel sealing system during superficial lobectomy of the parotid gland.},
  author={Giuseppe Colella and Amerigo Giudice and Antonio Vicidomini and Pasquale Sperlongano},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={131 5},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of the LigaSure Precise instrument in superficial lobectomy of the parotid gland. DESIGN Prospective study of the surgical procedures in the LigaSure Vessel Sealing System and comparison with a conventionally treated control group. SETTING Secondary care academic referral center. Patients Thirty-five patients with a parotid gland benign tumor were randomly allocated to 2 superficial lobe parotidectomy groups: 17 using the LigaSure procedure (group A) and… CONTINUE READING

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