Hepatic Resection Using a Water Jet Dissector

  title={Hepatic Resection Using a Water Jet Dissector},
  author={Hans Ulrich Baer and Steven Charles Stain and T. Guastella and Guy J Maddern and Leslie Harold Blumgart},
  journal={HPB Surgery},
  pages={189 - 198}
The mortality and morbidity in major hepatic resection is often related to hemorrhage. A high pressure, high velocity water jet has been developed and has been utilized to assist in hepatic parenchymal transection. Sixty-seven major hepatic resections were performed for solid hepatic tumors. The tissue fracture technique was used in 51 patients (76%), and the water jet dissector was used predominantly in 16 patients (24%). The extent of hepatic resection using each technique was similar. The… CONTINUE READING


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