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June 1978

Injury to the Portal VeinA Hazard During Common Bile Duct Exploration

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of General Surgery (Dr Tchirkow) and Colon and Rectal Surgery (Dr Silver), Cleveland Clinic Foundation; and the Department of Surgery, St Vincents Charity Hospital (Drs Tchirkow and Silver), Cleveland.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(6):745-747. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370180087014
Abstract

• Portal vein injury is an unusual but dramatic complication of biliary surgery. Unlike major arterial injury, this complication may, in carefully selected cases, be managed successfully without primary repair.

(Arch Surg 113:745-747, 1978)

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