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Minerva Chirurgica 1999 March;54(3):195-8

language: Italian

Personal experience of the use of Absolok resorbable clips in polydioxanone in laparoscopic surgery

Veronese E., Elio A., Residori C., Frigo F., Salvato S., Orcalli F.


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Background. The study aims to evaluate the efficacy of resorbable clips in polydioxanone in laparoscopic surgery.
Methods. The authors report their personal experience regarding the use of Absolok (ABL) resorbable clips in laparoscopic surgery. Out of a total of 745 laparoscopic operations performed from September 1992 to February 1997, 438 included the use of resorbable clips in place of metal clips, both for cystic duct section during cholecystectomy and vascular structures, or to lock continuous sutures. ABL clips were also used for major vessels (e.g. mesenteric artery) during laparoscopic colic resections.
Results. In all cases when they were used, ABL never gave rise to complications, such as biliary outflow or hemorrhage caused by the dislocation of the clips themselves.
Conclusions. The authors conclude by affirming the value and safety of this type of clip.

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