Hepatic trauma: contemporary management.

  title={Hepatic trauma: contemporary management.},
  author={Donald D. Trunkey},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={84 2},
In the introduction, I posed several questions that were issues/controversies. The answers will probably be interpreted as equally controversial. I do not believe there is strong evidence that the incidence of liver injuries has increased. Diagnostic modalities have contributed to this seeming increase, as well as population increases and the concentration of severe liver injuries in trauma centers, now present in 35 states. I believe there are more blunt injuries now, relative to penetrating… CONTINUE READING

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