Liver Resection Hemorrhage: Prevention is the Key!

  • Elijah DixonEmail author
  • Chad G. Ball


A 67-year-old female is undergoing an elective hepatic resection for a massive left-sided hepatocellular carcinoma. During the challenging outflow dissection, an injury to the main trunk of the left/middle hepatic veins occurs. The bleeding is audible and non-remitting.


Preparation Surgery Blood loss Skill level Resection Wound 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Faculty of MedicineFoothills Medical CentreCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care SurgeryUniversity of Calgary, Foothills Medical CentreCalgaryCanada

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