What is the efficacy of electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system (EBVSS) in reducing complications of thyroid surgery?

Updated: Jan 25, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing system (EBVSS) delivers precise amount of energy, resulting in limited thermal spread to adjacent tissues, including critical structures such as the parathyroid glands and recurrent laryngeal nerve. Some studies suggest that the use of EBVSS results in shorter operating time, decreased postoperative drain volume, decreased transient postoperative hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia, and decreased postoperative stay compared with suture ligature technique.


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