The use of table fixation staples to control massive presacral hemorrhage: A successful alternative treatment. report of a case

Liang Tsai Wang, Chun Che Feng, Chang Chieh Wu, Cheng Wen Hsiao, Pei Wei Weng, Shu Wen Jao

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Management of presacral hemorrhage has always been a challenge for surgeons because such bleeding can rapidly destabilize a patient during pelvic surgery. Conventional hemostatic measures are often effective for arresting this type of hemorrhage, however, sometimes conventional measures make the problem worse. A number of alternative hemostatic techniques have been proposed. This case report describes a successful tamponade of presacral hemorrhage with a titanium table fixation staple and a cancellous bone graft fixed to the sacrum. The bleeding was stopped immediately and the patient recovered uneventfully. We think this is an effective alternative method for controlling massive hemorrhage from a large hole in presacral fascia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Cancellous bone graft
  • Hemostasis
  • Presacral hemorrhage
  • Table fixation staples

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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