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Ann Ital Chir. 2004 Jul-Aug;75(4):431-4; discussion 435.

[Treatment of serious hepatic lacerations with Ton That Tung's technique].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1P. S. dell'Università di Catania.



Serious hepatic lacerations are associated with an elevated mortality which depends on the consequent haemorrhage. The hepatic resection in emergency, according to Ton That Tung, seems to be the more appropriate operation for the rapidity of execution and the low mortality associated (11% out of 1000 operations).


According to Ton That Tung' technique, 12 operations of hepatic lobe and segment resections were executed after trauma caused by road accidents, firearm lesions, sidearm lesions and bleeding neoplasms.


Among 12 patients operated on, 9 healed (75%) and 3 died (25%).


The high mortality in the hepatic resections depends on the technique used. The anatomic resection, according to Bismuth, has an operative time longer than the time described by Ton That Tung, time that in emergency is important because the mortality depends not only from the blood lost, but, also the time in which the blood is lost. Hepatic resection according to Ton That Tung is the gold standard for the treatment of serious lacerations and hepatic bleeding neoplasms.

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