Aim. Intra- and postoperative bleeding represents an extremely serious and frequent complication of hepatic surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of TachoSil (R) to improve hemostasis in radiofrequency assisted minor hepatic resection. Methods. Between July 2008 and June 2010, 31 patients underwent radiofrequency assisted minor hepatic resection. At the end of the liver resection a sponge of TachoSil (R) was applied on the liver. Results. The mean intraoperative bleeding from the liver was 56.1 mL (range 0-300 mL). No patients received intra- and postoperative blood transfusion. Surgical drains were removed between the first and the sixth-eight postoperative day. Conclusion. According to the authors Tachosil (R) is helpful to improve hemostasis and biliary leakage in patients undergoing radiofrequency assisted minor hepatic resection.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
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