Nonoperative management of pediatric blunt hepatic trauma.

  title={Nonoperative management of pediatric blunt hepatic trauma.},
  author={Richard J. Leone and Jeffrey S. Hammond},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={67 2},
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of operative versus nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma in children including transfusion practices. We reviewed the experience at our American College of Surgeons-verified Level I trauma center with pediatric commitment over a 5-year period. Children < or = 16 years of age suffering blunt liver injury as documented on admission CT scan were included in the study. Liver injuries identified on CT scan were classified according to… CONTINUE READING


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