The use of the harmonic scalpel vs conventional knot tying for vessel ligation in thyroid surgery

Siperstein A., Berber E., Morkoyun E.

ARCHIVES OF SURGERY, cilt.137, sa.2, ss.137-142, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 137 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1001/archsurg.137.2.137
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.137-142


Hypothesis: The technique of thyroidectomy has undergone little change in several decades. The harmonic scalpel, using ultrasonic frictional heating to ligate vessels, is widely used in laparoscopic surgery, but there is little experience in open thyroidectomy. We hypothesized that the use of the harmonic scalpel could lead to a significant reduction in operative time as compared with knot tying in thyroid surgery.