Liver resections with or without pedicle clamping.
Nuzzo G, Giuliante F, Giovannini I, Vellone M, DeCosmo G, Capelli G
Am J Surg 2001;181(3):238-246.
Review by : Richard K. Spence
The authors demonstrate in a well-thought-out study what we have all suspected based on trauma experience: that temporary clamping of the hepatic pedicle, or the Pringle manouver, can reduce blood loss and the need for transfusion without jeopardizing the patient.
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