Incidence and management of bile leakage after hepatic resection for malignant hepatic tumors.

@article{Tanaka2002IncidenceAM,
  title={Incidence and management of bile leakage after hepatic resection for malignant hepatic tumors.},
  author={Shogo Tanaka and Kazuhiro Hirohashi and Hiromu Tanaka and Taichi Shuto and Sang Hun Lee and Shoji Kubo and Shigekazu Takemura and Takatsugu Yamamoto and Takahiro Uenishi and Hiroaki Kinoshita},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2002},
  volume={195 4},
  pages={484-9}
}
BACKGROUND Bile leakage is one of the frequent and disturbing complications of hepatic resection. STUDY DESIGN Clinical records of the 363 patients who underwent hepatic resections without biliary reconstruction for hepatic cancers between January 1994 and June 2001 were reviewed. Postoperative bile leakage was defined as continuous drainage with a bilirubin concentration of 20 mg/dL or 1,500 mg/d lasting 2 days. Leakage that continued longer than 2 weeks or that required surgical… CONTINUE READING

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