Electrocautery for cutaneous flap creation during thyroidectomy: a randomised, controlled study


Barbaros U., Erbil Y., Aksakal N. , Citlak G., Issever H. , Bozbora A., ...More

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, vol.122, no.12, pp.1343-1348, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 122 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0022215108001734
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1343-1348

Abstract

Background: Although electrocautery has been used widely in surgery, the fear of delayed wound healing and infection persists. We aimed to evaluate the risk factors for wound complications and the rate of wound complications, comparing the use of electrocautery or scissors in cutaneous flap creation during thyroidectomy.