Concomitant injuries are an important determinant of outcome of high-grade blunt hepatic trauma.

@article{Schnriger2009ConcomitantIA,
  title={Concomitant injuries are an important determinant of outcome of high-grade blunt hepatic trauma.},
  author={Beat Schn{\"u}riger and Daniel Inderbitzin and Markus Schafer and Ralph Kickuth and Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos and Daniel Candinas},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={104-10}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the clinical importance of concomitant injuries in polytraumatized patients with high-grade blunt liver injury. A retrospective single-centre study was performed to investigate the safety of non-operative management of liver injury and the impact of concomitant intra- and extra-abdominal injuries on clinical outcome. METHODS Some 183 patients with blunt liver injury were admitted to Berne University Hospital, Switzerland, between January 2000 and December 2006… CONTINUE READING

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