The use of bipolar coagulation forceps prevented salivary fi
Salivary fistula is a relatively common complication in patients who have undergone a parotidectomy. The use of bipolar coagulation forceps is a safe, effective, and convenient method to prevent salivary fistulas in patients who undergo a parotidectomy.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of bipolar coagulation forceps use on salivary fistulas.

177 patients who underwent a parotidectomy were recruited. The patients were divided into an experimental group and a control group based on whether bipolar coagulation forceps or sutures were used, respectively.

- The drainage output of the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group.

- The duration of dressing pressure applied in the experimental group was significantly shorter than that in the control group.

- Moreover, the incidence of salivary fistula in the experimental group was notably lower than that in the control group.

- In the logistic regression model for salivary fistula development, both the use of bipolar coagulation forceps and drainage output was associated with the presence of salivary fistulas.

The findings indicate that the use of bipolar coagulation forceps decreases the incidence of salivary fistula in patients who have undergone a parotidectomy.

BMC Oral Health
Source: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-021-01750-6
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