Liver packing for uncontrolled hepatic haemorrhage after trauma.

Abstract

We report the case of a 38-year-old male victim of a motorcycle accident who presented to the emergency department with a blood pressure of 90 mmHg/palpable and a haemoglobin of 6 gm dl-1. An exploratory laparotomy revealed a large liver laceration and profound haemorrhage. Liver packing was employed to prevent patient mortality in the face of an… (More)

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