Decreased surgical time with a vessel sealing device versus a surgical stapler in performance of canine splenectomy

Christopher J. Monarski, Michael H. Jaffe, Philip H Kass

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The purpose of this retrospective study of 72 dogs was to compare a vessel sealing device with a surgical stapling device for performance of splenectomy. The results of this study demonstrate a statistically significant shorter surgical time for splenectomy, without an adverse effect on outcomes, performed in dogs with the vessel sealing device (mean time, 58.4 min 6 3.3 min; median time, 60 min; range, 22-131 min) compared with a traditional stapling device (mean time, 66.9 min 6 2.4 min; median time, 66 min; range, 40-100 min). No other significant differences were found between the two groups of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


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  • Small Animals

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