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L'hépatectomie réglée. A propos de 18 cas opérés dans un hôpital périphérique [Standardized hepatectomy. 18 cases operated in a peripheral hospital]
Helvetica Chirurgica Acta
Hepatectomy has long been a formidable surgical procedure because the risk of hemorrhage it can involve. With a better understanding of hepatic anatomy, left hepatectomy, right hepatectomy and segmental hepatic resections have been standardized. Between January 1989 and December 1992, 18 hepatectomies were performed on 16 patients in the Department of Surgery, General Hospital, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The mean age of the patients was 65. The surgical indications were: hepatic metastases 11 (61%); gallbladder or biliary duct neoplasm 4 (22%); hydatic cyst 3 (17%). 11 segmental resection, 3 left hepatectomies, 2 right hepatectomies, 2 pericystectomies were performed. Blood loss during these operations averaged 2800 ml. Surgical complications appeared in 6 cases (hemorrhage 1, postoperative effusion 4, sepsis 1). One patient died within 30 days (mortality 5%). Hepatectomy is nowadays a safe procedure. It can be performed in a general hospital with a trained surgical team and an efficient intensive care unit
Adult , Aged , Blood Loss,Surgical , complications , Female , Hepatectomy , Hospitals,General , Humans , Liver Diseases , Liver Neoplasms , Male , methods , Middle Aged , mortality , physiopathology , Postoperative Complications , Reoperation , Retrospective Studies , Risk Factors , secondary , surgery , Switzerland
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