Meta-Analysis of the Clamp-Crushing Technique for Transection of the Parenchyma in Elective Hepatic Resection: Back to Where We Started?

@article{Rahbari2008MetaAnalysisOT,
  title={Meta-Analysis of the Clamp-Crushing Technique for Transection of the Parenchyma in Elective Hepatic Resection: Back to Where We Started?},
  author={Nuh N. Rahbari and Moritz Koch and Thomas Schmidt and Edith Motschall and Thomas Bruckner and Kathrin Weidmann and Arianeb Mehrabi and Markus W. B{\"u}chler and MSc Juergen Weitz},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={630-639}
}
After introduction of the clamp-crushing technique in the 1970s, various devices have been developed for transection of the liver with the aim of further reducing blood loss and improving the outcome of patients who undergo hepatic resection. We performed a meta-analysis to quantitatively compare the clamp-crushing technique to any subsequently introduced… CONTINUE READING