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Apestegui, C; Breitenstein, S; Dutkowski, P; Clavien, P A (2009). Control of severe portal bleeding by carrier-bound fibrin sealant. Surgery Today, 39(4):363-365.

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Abstract

Bleeding during liver surgery and liver transplantation (LT) can be caused by coagulation disorders, portal vein hypertension, and adhesions from previous surgical procedures. We describe here how we controlled life-threatening bleeding from a portal vein anastomosis during a third cadaveric LT, by using a carrier-bound sealant (TachoSil). This technique proved effective to control severe anastomotic portal bleeding in this situation. It represents a helpful option in the field of LT, when vascular bleeding cannot be stopped by other methods.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:25 Jan 2010 11:10
Last Modified:28 Nov 2013 00:12
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0941-1291
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s00595-008-3842-3
PubMed ID:19319650
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 2
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