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The use of the LigaSure device and the Stapler in closure of the small bowel: a comparative ex vivo study.
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PMID:  22983687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of the LigaSure device in closing divisions of the small bowel in an ex vivo porcine model. METHODS: Two types of closure were performed: stumps created by "muco-mucosa" fusion and stumps created by "sero-serosa" fusion. For each type of closure, different power levels of the LigaSure system were tested in combination with different numbers of applications and then compared with the Stapler group. RESULTS: With both types of intestinal closure, the highest value of burst pressure was obtained with the application of a power level of three bars and one frequency application. The high burst pressure of the muco-mucosa stump group was significantly lower than that of the Stapler group (41.8 ± 5.9 vs. 75.8 ± 5.9, respectively, p < 0.01). No differences were found between the high burst pressure of the sero-serosa stump group and the Stapler group (74.1 ± 5.5 vs. 75.8 ± 5.9, respectively, p = 0.2). CONCLUSIONS: Our preliminary results showed that the LigaSure is an efficient tool for closing the intestines when sero-serosa stumps are created. The second step of our work will be to evaluate the feasibility of this tool in creating intestinal anastomoses.
Mario Santini; Alfonso Fiorelli; Gaetana Messina; Paolo Laperuta; Antonio Mazzella; Marina Accardo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1436-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Thoracic Surgery Unit, Second University of Naples, Piazza Miraglia 2, Naples, 80138, Italy,
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