Electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing versus conventional clamping and suturing for total abdominal hysterectomy
Objectives: To compare the use of Electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing LigaSure™ small jaw instrument (LSJI) with conventional suture ligation in total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH).
Methods: In this retrospective study 80 patients who underwent hysterectomy in the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department of Gulhane Education and Research Hospital between April 2017 and August 2018 were included. Two different groups that underwent Electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing LigaSure™ small jaw instrument (LSJI) and conventional suture ligation in hysterectomy operation were analyzed retrospectively. The parameters evaluated and compared between the two groups include operation time, intraoperative blood loss, duration of hospitalization and incision length.
Results: Among the parameters we compared between the two groups, there was no statistically significant difference between the amount of intraoperative blood loss (p:0.68) and the incision length (p:0.65). Among the parameters we compared between the two groups, a statistically significant difference was observed between the operation time (p:0.016) and the duration of hospitalization (p:0.01).
Conclusion: Our comparison of LSJI vs. conventional ligation in hysterectomy revealed a significant difference only in operative time, where surgeries involving conventional ligation were shorter. On the other hand, incision length was evaluated in our study which has not been addressed in previous studies. There is also a need for multi-center studies that include more patients and evaluate cost-effectiveness.
How to cite this:
Ulubay M, Kinci MF, Pay RE, Dede M. Electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing versus conventional clamping and suturing for total abdominal hysterectomy. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(1):156-161. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.1.4197
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