A Quarter Century Experience in Liver Trauma: A Plea for Early Computed Tomography and Conservative Management for all Hemodynamically Stable Patients

@article{Petrowsky2011AQC,
  title={A Quarter Century Experience in Liver Trauma: A Plea for Early Computed Tomography and Conservative Management for all Hemodynamically Stable Patients},
  author={Henrik Petrowsky and Susanne Raeder and Lucia Zuercher and Andreas Platz and Hans Peter Simmen and Milo Alan Puhan and Marius Johann Baptist Keel and P M Clavien},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={247-254}
}
Advances in diagnostic imaging and the introduction of damage control strategy in trauma have influenced our approach to treating liver trauma patients. The objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of change in liver trauma management on outcome. A total of 468 consecutive patients with liver trauma treated between 1986 and 2010 at a single level 1 trauma center were reviewed. Mechanisms of injury, diagnostic imaging, hepatic and associated injuries, management (operative… CONTINUE READING
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