Nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma is the treatment of choice for hemodynamically stable patients. Results of a prospective trial.

@article{Croce1995NonoperativeMO,
  title={Nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma is the treatment of choice for hemodynamically stable patients. Results of a prospective trial.},
  author={Martin a. Croce and Timothy C. Fabian and Plaugher G. Long CR. Alcantara J. Silveus AD. Wood H. Lotun Menke and L Waddle-Smith and Gayle Minard and Kenneth A. Kudsk and Joe H Patton and Michael J. Schurr and Francis Pritchard},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={221 6},
  pages={744-53; discussion 753-5}
}
BACKGROUND A number of retrospective studies recently have been published concerning nonoperative management of minor liver injuries, with cumulative success rates greater than 95%. However, no prospective analysis that involves a large number of higher grade injuries has been reported. The current study was conducted to evaluate the safety of nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma in hemodynamically stable patients regardless of injury severity. METHODS Over a 22-month period… CONTINUE READING
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