Fundamentals of Surgical Hemostasis

  • Daniel J. DezielEmail author


This chapter highlights methods for the safe management of blood vessels and for the control of bleeding vessels during traditional open operations. The principles described are the basis for mechanical hemostasis in any operation. They are evidence based in the collective experience of a handful of veteran surgeons.


Hemostasis Dissection Ligation Packing Hepatic vein Portal vein Mesenteric vessels Aortic occlusion Pringle maneuver 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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