Clinical Impact of a Surgical Energy Device in Advanced Ovarian Cancer Surgery Including Bowel Resection

Giuseppe Vizzielli, Carmine Conte, Massimo Romano, Anna Fagotti, Barbara Costantini, Claudio Lodoli, Salvatore Gueli Alletti, Khaled Gaballah, Fabio Pacelli, Alfredo Ercoli, Giovanni Scambia, Valerio Gallotta

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AIM: To evaluate the clinical impact of the use of the Caiman® articulating energy device in advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) including rectosigmoid resection [e.g. modified posterior exenteration (MPE)]. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective single-institution observational study with women undergoing MPE where all soft-tissue dissections and vessel ligations were performed using the Caiman® device. Intraoperative and postoperative surgical data were collected. Bladder function after nerve-sparing surgery was analyzed before and 6 months after surgery. RESULTS: Forty patients were registered in the study. The median time for specimen removal using Caiman® was 86 min (range=70-120 min). Major vessel ligation was successful in all patients with a median of a single (range=1-4) Caiman® application to seal major vessels. No intraoperative or postoperative complications or bladder dysfunctions associated with the use of Caiman® were noted. CONCLUSION: Caiman® can be safely used in AOC surgery and may save time through faster dissection. However, comparative studies with other energy devices are needed to confirm this finding.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)359-364
Numero di pagine6
RivistaIn Vivo
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Colectomy
  • Female
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Retreatment
  • Treatment Outcome
  • energy device
  • surgery


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