Alcohol injection: a treatment for ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma
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AbstractNine patients with bleeding from a ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma had absolute alcohol injection. Laparotomy and alcohol injection stopped the bleeding in seven patients. Injection under laparoscopic visualization was attempted in two patients and in one patient haemostatis was achieved initially. He rebled, however, 4 h later and laparotomy failed to control the bleeding. He died 2 days later because of coagulopathy and renal failure. In the second patient, bleeding was not controlled laparoscopically and immediate laparotomy and alcohol injection stopped the bleeding. The eight patients who survived left hospital between 8 and 21 days after surgery (median 10 days). In our experience, laparotomy and alcohol injection achieved good results in bleeding hepatocellular carcinoma. © 1992.
All Author(s) ListSunderland G.T., Chisholm E.M., Lau W.Y., Chung S.C., Leung W.T., Li A.K.C.
Journal nameSurgical Oncology
Year1992
Month1
Day1
Volume Number1
Issue Number1
PublisherElsevier BV
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Pages61 - 63
ISSN0960-7404
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordshaemoperitoneum, hepatocellular carcinoma, rupture

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