Safety and Effectiveness of 5-mm and 10-mm Electrothermal Bipolar Vessel Sealers (LigaSure) in Laparoscopic Resections for Sigmoid Colon and Rectal Cancers

Gezen C., Kement M., Altuntas Y. E., AKSAKAL N., Okkabaz N., Civil O., ...More

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.22, no.6, pp.572-577, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


Background: LigaSure (TM) (Covidien, Mansfield, MA) has been used in cases undergoing laparoscopic colon and rectal resections. This study aims to analyze the efficacy and safety of the 5-mm and 10-mm devices.