Surgical treatment with Ligasure® Precise of schwannoma of brachial plexus: case report

Sperlongano, Pasquale and Parmeggiani, Domenico and Pisaniello, Donatella and Sordelli, Ignazio M. F. and Biondi, Paolo and Apicella, Adolfo and Avenia, Nicola and Piatto, Alberto and Di Marzo, Massimiliano and De Falco, Massimo and Colella, Giuseppe and Parmeggiani, Umberto (2007) Surgical treatment with Ligasure® Precise of schwannoma of brachial plexus: case report. Il giornale di chirurgia, 28 (3). pp. 99-102. ISSN 1971-145x

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We present a case of bulky schwannoma arising from the brachial plexus treated by a new surgical device. A 38-year-old man presented with a slow-growing left-sided supraclavicular mass and complained paresthesia of the third and forth fingers of the hand and forearm weakness. Physical examination revealed Tinel’s sign. A CT-scan revealed a solid mass situated in the left profound supraclavicular fossa. The tumour was resected with the utilization of bipolar vessel sealing system (Ligasure® Precise). This device is very useful in suturless removal of masses localized in deep supraclavicular fossa. During the operation, care was taken to preserve the nerve function

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Schwannoma, Brachial plexus, Bipolar vessel sealing system; Schwannoma, Plesso brachiale, Bipolar vessel sealing system
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 14:51
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 14:51

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