Isolated Avulsion of the Common Hepatic Duct from Blunt Abdominal Trauma

@inproceedings{Wong2012IsolatedAO,
  title={Isolated Avulsion of the Common Hepatic Duct from Blunt Abdominal Trauma},
  author={Victor W. Wong and Arvin C. Gee and Paul Daniel Hansen and Andrew J. Michaels},
  booktitle={Case reports in surgery},
  year={2012}
}
Isolated extrahepatic biliary tract injury following blunt abdominal trauma is rare. The underlying pathogenic mechanisms remain obscure, but include shear and/or compression forces on the biliary system. Associated morbidity rates are high and largely the result of delays in diagnosis. Imaging modalities commonly employed for diagnosis include ultrasonography, computed tomography, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging. Percutaneous and endoscopic techniques have been used both for… CONTINUE READING

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