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Harmonic Scalpel versus Conventional Dissection Technique in Pylorus-Preserving Partial Duodenopancreatectomy.
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PMID:  23234869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background/Aims: Pancreatic head resection is performed with low mortality, but morbidity remains high. Extensive preparation, long operating times, intraoperative blood loss and the need for blood transfusions are risk factors for postoperative morbidity. The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of the ultrasonic dissection device in pylorus-preserving duodenopancreatectomy (PPPD). Methods: Fifty consecutive patients who underwent PPPD with an ultrasonic dissection device (group 1) were compared with a match-controlled group of 50 consecutive patients who underwent PPPD with conventional dissection techniques (group 2). Duration of surgery, intraoperative blood loss, blood units, complications, mortality and duration of hospital stay were analyzed. Results: There was no difference in age, gender or BMI between groups. In group 1, mean blood loss (446 ± 281.8 ml, p = 0.008) and number of blood units (0.32 ± 0.86, p = 0.001) were significantly lower than in group 2 (819 ± 915.4 ml; 1.36 ± 2.83 units). Duration of surgery was shorter in group 1 (345.6 vs. 373 min, p = 0.28). The rate of postoperative complications, mortality and hospital stay were not significantly different. Conclusions: Use of an ultrasonic dissection device in PPPD might significantly reduce intraoperative blood loss and the need for blood transfusions. These results should be verified in a prospective randomized controlled trial.
A E Heverhagen; K Dietzel; J Waldmann; P Langer; V Fendrich; D K Bartsch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive surgery     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1421-9883     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501808     Medline TA:  Dig Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  420-425     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany.
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