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Use of the harmonic scalpel
versus conventional haemostatic techniques in patients with grave disease undergoing total thyroidectomy: a prospective randomised controlled trial.
Unlike the variable results described with the use of the HS in tonsillectomy, the literature is consistent concerning the usefulness of the harmonic scalpel
in thyroid surgery [22,23].
From this point on, with emphasis on minimal touch of the artery by instruments, we carefully dissected with harmonic scalpel
to the RA pedicle, including satellite veins, from the surrounding tissues; In both techniques, the tissue was dissected at least 1 cm away from the artery.
[Tracheal tube damage by Harmonic Scalpel
The surgeons performed laparoscopic unilateral oophorectomy on each patient, using a harmonic scalpel
to quickly retrieve the ovary and to prevent thermal damage.
Another alternative to diathermy is to use a harmonic scalpel
which uses ultrasound waves to cut and coagulate tissue.
Opening chapters review safety measures, anesthesia, laser technology, endoscopy, the harmonic scalpel
, and the argon beam coagulator.
Hemorrhoidectomy performed with a Ligasure hemostatic device causes less postoperative pain and takes less time to do than hemorrhoidectomy with the Harmonic Scalpel
, reported Shek Yuen Kwok, M.D., and colleagues at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong.
Seven days after patients with a total of three grade 3 or 4 hemorrhoids underwent a hemorrhoidectomy in a single-blind, randomized trial, the median postoperative pain score (assessed pain with a visual analog score) for the 24 patients in the Ligasure group was significantly lower than that for 23 patients in the Harmonic Scalpel
group (2.6 vs.
The pounds 30,000 harmonic scalpel
has been introduced at University Hospital Aintree, Fazakerley.
THE plastic surgery department at Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital has been given a state-of-the art harmonic scalpel
by the hospital's League of Friends.