Volume 67, Issue 10 (1-2010)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2010, 67(10): 687-692 | Back to browse issues page

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Pazoki A, Bagherpour G, Motabar A. Four- year thyroidectomy procedures: Ligasure Vs. clamp & tie . Tehran Univ Med J. 2010; 67 (10) :687-692
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5590-en.html
1- Department of Surgery, Hazrate Rasool Hospital. Iran University of Medical Science.
2- Department of Surgery, Hazrate Rasool Hospital. Iran University of Medical Science. , amotabar@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (4340 Views)
Background: The electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system is an adjunct to the hemostatic technique, which has been successfully used in many abdominal operation, recently made available to thyroid surgery. The purpose of this was compare the outcomes of new hemostatic technique with traditional method of clamp and tie.
Methods: In this retrospective cross-sectional study has been done in surgery's wards of Milad & Rasul- Akram hospitals in Tehran, Iran. During three- year period between 2005-2008 all patients with different kind of pathology that need operation were assessed. Time duration of surgery and hospital stay and post surgery complication in two group, ligasure (n=45) and clamp & tie (n=145) were compared with each others.
Results: No difference was seen between two groups in time duration of surgery. Significant difference was seen in hospital stay and complications of surgery. Time of operation in Ligasure group was 132/22 minute and in clamp and tie group was 130/10 minute. There was found significant difference in duration of hospital stay and postoperative complication. Hypocalcemia were seen in two and 24 cases in Ligasure and Clamp & Tie group, respectively (p<0.05). Hospital stay was 2.18 versus 2.65 day in ligasure and clamp & tie group, respectively (p=0.005).
Conclusions: Although Ligasure is easier than clamp & tie for surgeons but no reduction in time duration of surgery was seen in ligasure group. The advantages of this method in this study was reduction of hospital stay and complication.
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