Liver Tract Sealing with Hep-Plug™ Sealing System Improves Haemorrhage Control for Patients Undergoing Transhepatic Procedures

  • Stephen D. GoodeEmail author
  • Fred Lee
Letter to the Editor


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Conflict of interest

Dr. S. Goode and Dr. F. Lee co-invented the Hep-Plug sealing system and have previously received royalty payments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sheffield Vascular Institute, Northern General HospitalSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyNorthern General HospitalSheffieldUK

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