Assessment of Safety and Efficacy of Harmonic Scalpel in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
KhaledSafwatFahmi, AbdElrahman Mohamed Amin Sarhan, FadyMehaneyHabib, Ahmed M. Sallam, Mohamad Ali Salem
Objective Toachieving safe closure and prevention of post-operative complications by using harmonic Scalpel.Methods: This Clinical trial study was carried out in Zagazig university hospital.It included 24 patients with uncomplicated gallstone diseases who attended to general surgery department outpatients clinic. All patients included in this study were diagnosed to be uncomplicated gallstone disease patients. Patients were operated within 6 months duration in Zagazig University Hospital, during the period from Feb 2020 to Aug 2020.All patients were subjected to Demographic data taking, complete clinical examination,Laboratory investigations andAbdominal ultrasound.Results: Neither major complications regarding the gallbladder perforation nor bile duct injuries were detected, there were no post-operative complications, However, the mean operative time was significantly shorter.Conclusion: Harmonic scalpel in general is an efficient tool for complete hemobiliary sealing with high safety profile.