Pancreaticoduodenectomy in portal hypertension: use of the Ligasure.

  title={Pancreaticoduodenectomy in portal hypertension: use of the Ligasure.},
  author={Giulio Belli and Corrado Fantini and Fabio Ciciliano and Alberto D'Agostino and Manuel Barberio},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery},
  volume={10 3},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The Ligasure Vessel Sealing System (LVSS) is a new bipolar device, put on the market in 1999, which provides safe and quick hemostasis, sealing blood vessels up to 7 mm in diameter or tissue bundles without dissection or isolation. We tested this instrument in a patient with portal hypertension who had to be submitted to a complex… CONTINUE READING