About this trial

Patients undergoing a mastectomy will be enrolled in a prospective, randomised controlled trial. A routine mastectomy will be performed however, patients who undergo mastectomy to be randomised to either LigaSure™ or Monopolar diathermy.

Patient Profile

Breast cancer patients undergoing a mastectomy

Where’s this trial being run?

Beaumont Hospital and St Vincents University Hospital

Can I join this study / trial?

The first thing you do is to talk to your doctor and/or the cancer trials research team in your hospital. The contact details for the cancer trials research units in Ireland is here.

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For more detailed information


Here’s a list of questions you may have for your doctor or local cancer research team.

Summary Data

Name: LigaSure
Number: 20-13
Full Title:

Randomised Controlled Trial of LigaSure™ Use Versus Monopolar Diathermy in Mastectomy

Principal Investigator: Prof. Arnold Hill (Beaumont Hospital)
Type: Collaborative

Beaumont Hospital

Recruitment Started: Global:
Ireland: Aug-19
Global Recruitment Target: N/A
Ireland Recruitment Target: 172