Ultrasonic harmonic scalpel in total thyroidectomies

Yildirim O., Umit T., Ebru M., Bulent U., Belma K., Betul B., ...More

ADVANCES IN THERAPY, vol.25, no.3, pp.260-265, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12325-008-0024-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.260-265
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Introduction: Haemostasis is very important in thyroid surgery. In conventional surgery, electrocoagulation and suture ligation are used for haemostasis; newer techniques include vessel clips, ultrasonic instruments and lasers. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the usage of the ultrasonic harmonic scalpel (UHS) with conventional procedures, in total thyroidectomies, for operation time, blood loss, usage of drain, cost, length of hospitalisation and complications.