Use of Alexis Retractor in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: Cirugía Española (English Edition)Author(s): Yolanda Lois-Ortega, Fernando García-Curdi, Simón Brotons-Durbán, Juan Bosco Vendrell-MarquésAbstractIn thyroid and parathyroid surgical procedures, good visibility of the thyroid gland is essential. This is traditionally achieved by means of traction sutures of the dermo-plastysmal flaps to the drapes of the operative field, producing tension and even damage to the skin. The Alexis® retractor ring improves exposure and facilitates stable access to the thyroid, protecting the skin from injury during the intervention.ResumenEn los procedimientos quirúrgicos de tiroides y paratiroides es indispensable una buena exposición de la glándula tiroidea, lo cual se realiza habitualmente mediante suturas de tracción de los colgajos dermoplatismales a los paños del campo operatorio, lo que produce tensión e incluso daños en la piel. El anillo retractor Alexis® mejora la exposición y facilita el acceso a la celda tiroidea de forma estable, protegiendo la piel de lesiones durante la intervención.
Source: Cirugia Espanola - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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