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Hemoperitoneum after spontaneous rupture of liver tumor: results of surgical treatment

Andersson, R; Tranberg, KG; Bengmark, S; (1988) Hemoperitoneum after spontaneous rupture of liver tumor: results of surgical treatment. HPB Surgery , 1 (1) 81 - 83. 10.1155/1988/58957. Green open access

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Abstract

Five cases of massive hemoperitoneum caused by spontaneous rupture of liver tumors, collected during a 27-year period, are reported. Four patients had a primary liver malignancy and one patient a liver cyst with hemangioma. Initial symptoms were obscure and hemoperitoneum was suspected pre-operatively in only one patient. At operation, a mean of 3100 ml of blood was found in the abdomen. Hemostatis was achieved by liver resection in four patients and by suture ligation in one. Two patients died during or shortly after operation. The three patients surviving the operation had primary liver cancer and lived for 6 months to 6.5 years. It is concluded that liver resection, whenever possible, is the treatment of choice and that pre-operative delay and mortality may be diminished by increased awareness of this condition.

Type: Article
Title: Hemoperitoneum after spontaneous rupture of liver tumor: results of surgical treatment
Location: SWITZERLAND
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1155/1988/58957
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1988/58957
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 1988 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Aged, Carcinoma, Hepatocellular, Cysts, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Hemangioma, Hemoperitoneum, Humans, Liver Cirrhosis, Liver Diseases, Liver Neoplasms, Male, Middle Aged, Rupture, Spontaneous
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1313604
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