Experiences with the use of an argon beam coagulator in reduction mammaplasty

Experiences with the use of an argon beam coagulator in reduction mammaplasty Argon beam coagulation is a method that is steadily gaining popularity in plastic surgery procedures. In an attempt to judge its true value, a prospective, randomized trial was performed in reduction mammaplasty. Fifty-six patients were studied; in 28 the Valleylab Force GSU® System was used and in 28 conventional electrocautery. Pre-, intra- and postoperative hemoglobin and hematocrit values for the two groups were compared; the intra- and early postoperative levels were higher in the argon beam group. A pilot study promised significant differences between the two groups, however, the main study failed to show this. An analysis of this situation revealed problems related to individual surgeon experience with the device, and the technique needed to be changed in order to benefit from argon gas enhanced surgery. Minor complications occurred equally in both study groups. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Experiences with the use of an argon beam coagulator in reduction mammaplasty

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Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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