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Life-threatening hemorrhage after liver radiofrequency ablation successfully controlled by transarterial embolization.
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PMID:  23355924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A 59-year-old man underwent liver radiofrequency ablation under laparotomy for recurrent hepatic carcinoma located in the caudate lobe, however, near-fatal bleeding occurred 1 wk after the operation. The intra-operative ultrasound study during laparotomy revealed left hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm. Suture and packing with ribbon gauze was used to obtain hemostasis. A secondary hemorrhage followed 11 h later and hepatic angiography was performed immediately. Bleeding from the pseudoaneurysm in a branch of the left hepatic artery was found and the artery branch was embolized with coils. Other than slight bile leakage, post-embolization continued satisfactorily. Bleeding did not reoccur. The follow up visit 1 mo later found the pseudoaneurysm disappearing and no tumor recurrence.
Xing-Yu Wu; Xiao-Lei Shi; Jian-Xin Zhou; Yu-Dong Qiu; Tie Zhou; Bing Han; Yi-Tao Ding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of hepatology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1948-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Hepatol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  2013-01-29     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101532469     Medline TA:  World J Hepatol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-21     Citation Subset:  -    
Xing-Yu Wu, Xiao-Lei Shi, Jian-Xin Zhou, Yu-Dong Qiu, Tie Zhou, Bing Han, Yi-Tao Ding, Institute of Hepatobiliary Surgery, The Affiliated DrumTower Hospital, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu Province, China.
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