Use of a novel energy technology for arresting ongoing liver surface and laceration hemorrhage

Use of a novel energy technology for arresting ongoing liver surface and laceration hemorrhage

Can J Surg 2014;57(4)E146 | PDF

Chad G. Ball, MD, MSc

From the Regional Trauma Program, University of Calgary and the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alta.

Summary

Persistent hemorrhage from liver capsular injuries has remained a technical challenge without an optimal solution. This report discusses an easy to use device that is commonly used within elective hepatic surgery and can be successful in arresting ongoing surface and laceration bleeding in patients with solid organ injuries.


Accepted for publication Nov. 6, 2013

Competing interests: None declared.

DOI: 10.1503/cjs.027113

Correspondence to: C.G. Ball, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403–29 St. NW, Calgary AB T2N 4W4; ball.chad@gmail.com