Bleeding control by radiofrequency in penetrating trauma of the liver

Recordare, Alfonso and Bruno, Giuseppe T. and Callegari, Paolo and Guarise, Alessandro and Bassi, Nicolò (2011) Bleeding control by radiofrequency in penetrating trauma of the liver. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (4). pp. 203-205. ISSN 1971-145X

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Termocoagulation by radiofrequency (RF) is widely used for ablation of liver neoplasms. Recently, innovative uses of RF were proposed, as to assist liver resection, to help partial splenectomy, or to treat ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma. A 21 years old man was admitted for massive haemorrhage from a right thoraco-abdominal knife wound. Massive haemothorax was drained but arterial bleeding was caused by a deep penetrating wound on liver segment VIII. During operation, considering the difficult exposure of the source of bleeding, it was tought to stop haemorrhage using RF termocoagulation, under ultrasonographic guidance. Termocoagulation of the pedicle of the liver segment VIII was performed. In this patient with haemorrhagic shock the RF method for bleeding control was very easy and effective, and avoided risks of morbidity due to a major procedure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fegato - Trauma - Radiofrequenza - Emorragia - Chirurgia
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 10:37
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 10:37

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