Management of blunt hepatic trauma.

  title={Management of blunt hepatic trauma.},
  author={Ahmed Fouad Bouras and St{\'e}phanie Truant and F R Pruvot},
  journal={Journal of visceral surgery},
  volume={147 6},
Management of blunt liver trauma has progressed over the last 20 years with the adoption of conservative non-operative management (CM) as the gold standard in 80-90% of patients. Clinical and hemodynamic changes, and CT imaging guide the conservative attitude or pose an indication for urgent surgical intervention in unstable patients. The adoption of CM for blunt liver trauma has resulted in an increased incidence of late complications. These consist principally of persistent hemorrhage… CONTINUE READING
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