Ultrasonic dissection in resection of hepatocellular carcinoma

F. F. Chou, C. L. Chen, S. M. Sheen-Chen, Y. S. Chen, M. C. Chen

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An ultrasonic dissector has been used in the resection of liver tumors and was found to be safe and efficient in non-cirrhotic patients. Thirty-one (cirrhosis, 61%) liver resections for hepatoma treated with ultrasonic dissector were compared to 39 (cirrhosis, 74%) resections treated with finger fracture. We found that patients treated with an ultrasonic dissector versus those treated by finger fracture, had less blood loss (especially in cirrhotic liver), 836 ± 593 cc vs 1348 ± 1226 cc, more operative time, 337.6 ± 100.5 min vs 197 ± 92.8 min, more days of hospital stay 19.1 ± 12.8 days vs 11.5 ± 5.6 days and more days of removal of drains, 14.9 ± 11.7 days vs 10.2 ± 6.4 days. The morbidity, mortality, amount of blood transfusion and amount of drainage were quite similar between two groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Hepatoma
  • Liver resection
  • Ultrasonic dissector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Chou, F. F., Chen, C. L., Sheen-Chen, S. M., Chen, Y. S., & Chen, M. C. (1995). Ultrasonic dissection in resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. International Surgery, 80(2), 105-107.