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Table 2 Operation time, number of ligated vessels and complications in the LigaSure and conventional ligation Group.

From: Randomized clinical trial of LigaSure versus conventional suture ligation in thyroid surgery

  LigaSure
(n = 20)
Conventional
(n = 20)
P
Primary endpoint    
   Total operation time (min); median (range) 56 (37-70) 66 (48-99) 0.001
Secondary endpoints    
   Length of operation phases (min); median (range)    
Operation phase I 16 (9-20) 17 (12-28) N.S.a
Operation phase II 29 (17-40) 38 (21-50) < 0.001
Operation phase III 12 (7-26) 11 (7-16) N.S.
   Number of ligated vessels; median (range)    
Operation phase I 1 (0-3) 1 (0-4) N.S.
Operation phase II 14 (8-32) 8 (3-12) < 0.001
Operation phase III 3 0 N.S.
Total 16 (8-34) 9 (4-16) < 0.001
Number of patients with complicated postoperative course 2 0 N.S.