Document Detail

LigaSure versus conventional dissection technique in pancreatoduodenectomy: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20864081     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic surgery requires extensive preparation and tissue dissection. Therefore, LigaSure (Valleylab, Boulder, CO) provides an alternative to conventional dissection techniques. The aim of the present study was to describe the feasibility, safety, and cost efficiency of LigaSure in pancreatoduodenectomy.
METHODS: Seven patients underwent surgery with the Ligasure and 7 patients underwent surgery with conventional dissection techniques. The patients were investigated for surgical time, intraoperative blood loss, complications, mortality, duration of hospital stay, and surgery-related costs.
RESULTS: Surgical time was 207 minutes in the LigaSure group and 255 minutes in the conventional group (P = .020). Intraoperative blood loss was 271 and 771 mL, respectively (P = .010). Other perioperative outcomes were comparable. The respective surgery-related costs averaged €4,125 and €4,931 (P = .023).
CONCLUSIONS: The use of LigaSure in pancreatoduodenectomy seems to be feasible and safe. In addition, it might lead to a reduction in the surgery-related costs.
Tobias Gehrig; Beat P Müller-Stich; Hannes Kenngott; Lars Fischer; Arianeb Mehrabi; Markus W Büchler; Carsten N Gutt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  201     ISSN:  1879-1883     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Chronic syphilitic aortic aneurysm complicated with chronic aortic dissection.
Next Document:  A new single-instrument technique for parenchyma division and hemostasis in liver resection: a clini...