Introduction: Post-thyroidectomy hemorrhage is a rare but potentially life-threatening and unpredictable complication of thyroid surgery. Therefore, intraoperative bleeding control and hemostasis are crucial. However, the most efficient, cost-effective, and standardized way to achieve this is not clear. This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of total thyroidectomy (TT) and partial thyroidectomy (PT) performed using the Vivostat® hemostatic system (Vivostat A/S, Lillerød, Denmark). Methods: Patients underwent TT and PT for benign and malignant diseases (multinodular goiter, Graves' disease, differentiated thyroid carcinoma). The primary endpoint was 1st-day postoperative drain output and bleeding that required reintervention. Secondary endpoints included surgery duration and postsurgical complications (vocal fold palsy, hypocalcemia, seroma, wound infection). Results: Between October 2020 and December 2020, 56 patients were enrolled; 69.6% female; mean age 49.5 years. The mean 24-h drain output was 40 ml. No redo surgery was needed. Seroma was present in 5.3% of cases; no permanent vocal palsy or hypocalcemia was observed. Conclusion: This study shows that the Vivostat® system is both safe and effective for hemostasis during thyroid surgery.

Use of Vivostat® Autologous Fibrin Sealant in Thyroid Surgery / A. Pino, F. Frattini, H. Sun, D. Zhang, C.W. Wu, H.Y. Kim, G. Dionigi. - In: SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 1090-3941. - 38(2021), pp. 1441.57-1441.61. [10.52198/21.STI.38.SO1441]

Use of Vivostat® Autologous Fibrin Sealant in Thyroid Surgery

G. Dionigi
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2021

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Introduction: Post-thyroidectomy hemorrhage is a rare but potentially life-threatening and unpredictable complication of thyroid surgery. Therefore, intraoperative bleeding control and hemostasis are crucial. However, the most efficient, cost-effective, and standardized way to achieve this is not clear. This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of total thyroidectomy (TT) and partial thyroidectomy (PT) performed using the Vivostat® hemostatic system (Vivostat A/S, Lillerød, Denmark). Methods: Patients underwent TT and PT for benign and malignant diseases (multinodular goiter, Graves' disease, differentiated thyroid carcinoma). The primary endpoint was 1st-day postoperative drain output and bleeding that required reintervention. Secondary endpoints included surgery duration and postsurgical complications (vocal fold palsy, hypocalcemia, seroma, wound infection). Results: Between October 2020 and December 2020, 56 patients were enrolled; 69.6% female; mean age 49.5 years. The mean 24-h drain output was 40 ml. No redo surgery was needed. Seroma was present in 5.3% of cases; no permanent vocal palsy or hypocalcemia was observed. Conclusion: This study shows that the Vivostat® system is both safe and effective for hemostasis during thyroid surgery.
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