Nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma: the exception or the rule?

@article{Meredith1994NonoperativeMO,
  title={Nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma: the exception or the rule?},
  author={Jay Wayne Meredith and Jeffrey S. Young and Jonathan Bowling and D Roboussin},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1994},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={529-34; discussion 534-5}
}
To evaluate the role of nonoperative management in the treatment of blunt liver trauma we examined all victims of blunt hepatic trauma admitted to our institution during a 36-month period under a protocol of nonoperative management. One hundred twenty-six patients had the diagnosis of blunt hepatic injury confirmed by abdominal computed tomographic (CT) scanning, surgical exploration, or autopsy. Twenty-four patients went to the operating room without CT scanning because of hemodynamic… CONTINUE READING