January 1976

Hemostatic Suture of the Liver

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Miami (Fla) School of Medicine.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(1):81-82. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360190083016

• A technique for rapid placement of hemostatic sutures in the liver has been used without complications in 12 patients. Using a long, thin needle, a double row of interlocking sutures can be placed quickly and accurately. The technique is simple, requires no special training or complicated instrumentation, and provides effective hemostasia.

(Arch Surg 111:81-82, 1976)