Prospective evaluation of Pringle maneuver in hepatectomy for liver tumors by a randomized study.

@article{Man1997ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of Pringle maneuver in hepatectomy for liver tumors by a randomized study.},
  author={Kwan Man and Sheung Tat Fan and Irene O-L Ng and Chung-Mau Lo and Chi Leung Liu and John Wong},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={226 6},
  pages={704-11; discussion 711-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether vascular inflow occlusion by the Pringle maneuver during hepatectomy can be safe and effective in reducing blood loss. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Hepatectomy can be performed with a low mortality rate, but massive hemorrhage during surgery remains a potentially lethal problem. The Pringle maneuver is traditionally used during hepatectomy to reduce blood loss, but there is a potential harmful effect on the metabolic function of hepatocytes. There has been no… CONTINUE READING