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Xiao-Chun Mao, Chao Chen, Ke-Jing Wang
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety profiles of LigaSure™ small jaw instrument (LSJI) versus conventional technique in patients undergoing open thyroidectomy. METHODS: This single-center, prospective, observational study conducted in Zhejiang Provincial Cancer Hospital enrolled patients who underwent thyroidectomy between September 2013 and September 2014. The primary study outcomes included determination of blood loss, operative duration, length of hospital stay, and drainage volume...
March 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Kallol Kumar Roy, Netra Gc, Seema Singhal, Juhi Bharti, Sunesh Kumar, Dipendra K Mitra, Ruma Ray, Jyoti Meena, Perumal Vanamail
OBJECTIVE: Laparoscopic surgery is associated with reduced surgical stress response, lesser post- operative immune function, and consequent early recovery compared with conventional open surgery. There is a lack of evidence regarding the inflammatory stress response with the use of different energy devices. The present study was conducted to evaluate and compare the inflammatory response in total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) using three different energy devices. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted in 60 women with abnormal uterine bleeding undergoing TLH...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
Yi-Chieh Li, Angel Chao, Lan-Yang Yang, Hui-Yu Huang, Yi-Ting Huang, Hsin-Hong Kuo, Chin-Jung Wang
The purpose of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of an electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing device (LigaSure™) and traditional electrical cauterization in laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). A total of 756 patients with symptomatic uterine myomas who underwent LM were reviewed retrospectively. A total of 225 cases of LM using LigaSure™ (LML group) were compared with a control group treated with traditional electrical cauterization (LME group) under propensity-matched analysis. Outcome measures for both groups were compared, such as operative time, blood loss (BL), complications, need for blood transfusion, hospital expenses, and hospital stay...
2018: PloS One
Sungho Kim, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Ho-Seong Han, Jai Young Cho, YoungRok Choi, In Gun Hyun, Kil Hwan Kim
BACKGROUND: We have recently performed a blunt dissection technique using LigaSure technology for laparoscopic spleen- and splenic-vessel-preserving distal pancreatectomy to reduce the risk of bleeding during the dissection of the splenic vessels. The aim of this study was to compare the utility of the blunt dissection technique and a conventional dissection technique during laparoscopic spleen- and splenic-vessel-preserving distal pancreatectomy. METHODS: Fifty-five patients who underwent laparoscopic spleen- and splenic-vessel-preserving distal pancreatectomy performed by a single surgeon between March 2003 and December 2015 were enrolled in this retrospective single-center study...
February 27, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Zhamshid Okhunov, Renai Yoon, Achim Lusch, Kyle Spradling, Melissa Suarez, Kamaljot S Kaler, Roshan Patel, Christina Hwang, Kathryn E Osann, Jiaoti Huang, Thomas K Lee, Jaime Landman
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated and compared 5 currently available energy-based vessel sealing devices (VSD) to assess typical surgical metrics. METHODS: We tested the Caiman 5(C5), Harmonic Scalpel Ace Plus (HA), Harmonic Ace +7 (HA7), LigaSure (LS) and Enseal G2 (ES) on small (2-5mm), medium (5.1-7mm) and large (7.1-9mm) vessels were obtained from 16 Yorkshire pigs. Vessels were randomly sealed and transected. We recorded sealing and transection time, charring and carbonization, thermal spread and bursting pressures (BP)...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Salih Taşkın, Yavuz Emre Şükür, Duygu Altın, Batuhan Turgay, Bulut Varlı, Volkan Baytaş, Fırat Ortaç
OBJECTIVE: To compare the perioperative outcomes of patients with uterine cancer, who were operated using advanced or conventional bipolar instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with clinically early-stage endometrial cancer were randomized to advanced (LigaSure) or conventional (Robi forceps) bipolar groups. Surgeries were performed by laparoscopy. Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy were done in all cases...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Yonglei Cao, Yan Zhou, Congqing Jiang, Guiyi Yang, Hui Song, Lvfeng Liu, Xu Ai, Jing Zhong, Zhilin Gong, Jianhua Ding, Wei Fu, Qun Qian
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the perineal rectosigmoidectomy (Altemeier procedure) in the treatment of full thickness rectal prolapse. METHODS: Clinical and follow-up data of 52 patients with full thickness rectal prolapse undergoing Altemeier procedure in 9 hospitals from September 2010 to July 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Of which 38 cases were from Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, 1 case from Suizhou Central Hospital of Hubei province, 1 case from Jingzhou Second People's Hospital of Hubei province, 3 cases from Wuxue First People's Hospital of Hubei province, 1 case from Jingmen First People's Hospital of Hubei province, 1 case from Tuanfeng County Hospital of Hubei province, 4 cases from Jingzhou Central Hospital of Hubei province, 2 from PLA Rocket Army General Hospital, 1 case from the Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University in Jiangsu province...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Mustafa Celalettin Haksal, Ali Çiftci, Çağrı Tiryaki, Murat Burç Yazıcıoğlu, Mehmet Özyıldız, Selim Yiğit Yıldız
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical results of LigaSure-assisted hemorrhoidectomy and Milligan-Morgan hemorrhoidectomy as a conventional method in our clinic. Materials and Methods: Patients who underwent LigaSure-assisted hemorrhoidectomy or conventional hemorrhoidectomy for grade 3 and 4 hemorrhoids in our clinic between 2009 and 2014 were included in this study. The patient data were reviewed by screening records. Gender, age, preoperative hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, operation time, presence of thrombosis, number of packages, hospitalization time, early and late postoperative complications, prolonged pain presence, and follow-up period were recorded...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
M Hasanov, D Denschlag, E Seemann, G Gitsch, J Woll, Maximilian Klar
OBJECTIVE: To compare operating time and blood loss in patients undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomies (TLH) for benign conditions with either the Marseal™ IQ 5 mm (MS) or the Ligasure™ 5 mm (LS) vessel-sealing device. DESIGN AND SETTING: A randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) in two German gynecology departments. PATIENTS: 74 patients scheduled to undergo TLH for a symptomatic fibroid uterus, adenomyosis or severe meno-metrorrhagia...
February 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Sungho Kim, Ho-Seong Han, YoungRok Choi, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Jai Young Cho
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic resection of retroperitoneal mass is challenging because of its location close to major vessels and a limited range of laparoscopic instruments [1-3]. We report a case of a huge retroperitoneal paraganglioma that was successfully excised laparoscopically using maneuver of hanging IVC METHOD: A 67-year-old female had abdominal mass detected during routine check-up. She had no symptoms associated mass. Hematologic, biochemical investigations, and hormone tests reveal normal results...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Ciprian Valerian Lucan, Ionut Jurchis, Mihai Suciu, Sonia Emilia Selicean, Salvatore Buttice
Background and aims: Development of a lymphocele is a well-known complication following kidney transplant. Among causative factors, recipient iliac lymphatics dissection plays an important role. Electrothermal bipolar sealing devices (LigaSureTM) have been shown to decrease lymphatic leakage in a number of instances. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the use of this device decreases post-operative lymphatic complications in kidney transplant. Methods: 48 patients admitted for renal transplant were included in the study...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
Gabriele Materazzi, Carlo Enrico Ambrosini, Lorenzo Fregoli, Luigi De Napoli, Gianluca Frustaci, Valeria Matteucci, Piermarco Papini, Sohail Bakkar, Paolo Miccoli
Post-thyroidectomy neck hematoma represents a major concern for surgeons because it can result in severe and even life-threatening complications. In fact, postoperative hemorrhage may result in airway compression and respiratory distress, and therefore, effective hemostasis is an important goal in thyroid surgery. Postoperative hematoma occurs at a rate of approximately 0.1% to 1.1%. Almost all cases occur in the first 6 h after surgery and can be the result of several surgeon or patient factors. For many years the clamp-and-tie technique has been the most common way to divide the main vascular pedicles of the thyroid gland...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
Emilie Faller, Jean Jacques Baldauf, François Becmeur, Anne Lehn, Cherif Youssef Akladios, Lise Lecointre
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a technique of laparoscopic management of a rudimentary horn in a 12-year-old girl. DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgery using video (instructive video), approved the local institutional Review Board. SETTING: A university hospital, University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. PATIENT: A 12-year-old girl with a uterine rudimentary horn. INTERVENTION: We describe the case of a 12 years old girl who had no medical history...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Hui-Yu Huang, Yu-Cheng Liu, Yi-Chieh Li, Hsin-Hong Kuo, Chin-Jung Wang
BACKGROUND: To compare conventional electrosurgery, LigaSure (Valleylab, Boulder, CO), and Harmonic scalpel (Ethicon Endosurgery, Cincinnati, OH) in terms of perioperative and postoperative outcomes during laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). METHODS: We retrospectively studied 817 women with symptomatic fibroids who underwent LM between January 1997 and September 2015. Three different instruments were used separately during surgery. The number and weight of removed fibroids, blood loss, operative time, postoperative decrease in the hemoglobin level, and length of hospital stay were measured for statistical analysis...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Fei Liu, YongGang Wei, HongYu Li, WenTao Wang, TianFu Wen, Hong Wu, JiaYin Yang, MingQing Xu, Bo Li
BACKGROUND: LigaSure has been reported as a safe and effective approach for parenchymal transection in open hepatectomy; however, its roles in laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) with liver cirrhosis have not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of LigaSure vs. Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA) for LH in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 135 HCC patients with background cirrhosis who underwent pure LH using CUSA (n = 55) or LigaSure (n = 80) for parenchymal transection between January 2015 and May 2017 at West China Hospital of Sichuan University...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Sung-Chan Shin, Eui-Suk Sung, Sung-Won Choi, Sung-Dong Kim, Da-Woon Jung, Seok-Hyun Kim, Jung Hoon Ro, Jin-Choon Lee, Byung-Joo Lee
BACKGROUND: Recently, several energy-based devices (EBDs) have been developed and applied in the context of thyroid surgery. EBDs can reduce operation time, blood loss, and postoperative pain. Compared to conventional electrocautery, EBDs operate at a relatively lower temperature and produce minimal lateral tissue damage. Yet, during device operation, the tip of the EBD is hot enough to cause thermal nerve damage, increasing the need for surgeons to be cautious about EBD application. To increase the safety of EBDs, we attached nerve stimulators to the tips of two EBDs and compared them to conventional monopolar nerve stimulation using a porcine model...
December 2017: International Journal of Surgery
Linda-Dalal J Shiber, Daniel N Ginn, Ambareen Jan, Jeremy T Gaskins, Shan M Biscette, Resad Pasic
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare 2 laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical devices used in total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). An articulating advanced bipolar device (ENSEAL G2; Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH) and an electrothermal bipolar vessel sealer (LigaSure; Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) were analyzed for differences in surgeon perception of ease of instrument use and workload using the NASA Raw Task Load Index (RTLX) scale. A second objective was to examine differences in operative time, estimated blood loss (EBL), and perioperative complication rates between the 2 devices...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Steven R Brown
Haemorrhoids are common, affecting up to one quarter of all adults according to some estimates. Numerous interventions exist for their management, ranging from topical and medical therapies to outpatient treatments and surgical interventions that aim to fix or excise. Given the polysymptomatic nature of the disease, it is difficult to effectively judge which treatment option is best. Recently introduced novel haemorrhoid management techniques, such as stapled haemorrhoidopexy, Ligasure™ excision and haemorrhoidal artery ligation, aim to reduce harm whilst maintaining or improving on outcome...
October 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
M Govender, O Y Matsevych
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy has rapidly become a standard of care for patients requiring excision of segments 2 and 3. We present our technique of the resection. METHOD: Videos of patients having had left lateral sectionectomies were reviewed. Patients were placed in supine with reverse Trendelenburg position. Three ports were used: one 12 mm at the umbilicus for the camera, one 12 mm placed 5 cm above and to the right of the umbilicus and one 5 mm port to the left...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
Min Woo Park, Seung-Kuk Baek, Euy-Hyun Park, Kwang-Yoon Jung
OBJECTIVE: Voice dysfunction is frequently reported after thyroidectomy even in absence of vocal fold paralysis. The energy-based devices such as Harmonic scalpel (HS) or LigaSure (LS) are commonly used in conventional thyroidectomy. The objective of this study was to investigate the long-term voice outcome after total thyroidectomy using energy based devices. METHODS: Patients who underwent total thyroidectomy with or without central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma using HS or LS from April 2012 to March 2013 were involved...
August 28, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
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