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REVIEW ARTICLE

Comparative Study between Harmonic Scalpel and LigaSure Vessel Sealing System: In Open and Laparoscopic Surgery

Vinayak Mishra

Citation Information : Mishra V. Comparative Study between Harmonic Scalpel and LigaSure Vessel Sealing System: In Open and Laparoscopic Surgery. World J Lap Surg 2013; 6 (2):74-76.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1185

Published Online: 01-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

Energy sources have been an important part of surgery in achieving hemostasis and bloodless field to operate. Nowadays the most recent and commonly used are the bipolar vessel sealing system (LigaSure) and the harmonic scalpel (HS).

Purpose

To do a comparative review between the LigaSure vessel sealing system and harmonic scalpel to make surgery faster, safer and better.

Materials and methods

The literature regarding this review article was searched online on various websites like Google, PubMed, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgeons, YouTube. Search words used were LigaSure vs harmonic scalpel, LigaSure vessel sealing system, role of vessel sealer and HS in laparoscopic surgery.

Conclusion

LigaSure vessel sealing system (LVSS) proves to have a hand above the HS as it depends of the surgeon's convenience to use which of the energy sources when it comes to handling and maneuverability during surgery resulting in an overall faster, safer and a bloodless experience.

How to cite this article

Mishra V. Comparative Study between Harmonic Scalpel and LigaSure Vessel Sealing System: In Open and Laparoscopic Surgery. World J Laparosc Surg 2013;6(2): 74-76.


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