Predictors of outcome in patients requiring surgery for liver trauma.

@article{Sikhondze2007PredictorsOO,
  title={Predictors of outcome in patients requiring surgery for liver trauma.},
  author={Welile Sikhondze and Thandinkosi E. Madiba and Namasha M. Naidoo and David James Jackson Muckart},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          65-70
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Severe bleeding from liver injury is one of the major causes of mortality in patients with abdominal trauma. The study was undertaken to assess factors that influence outcome following liver trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a prospective study of patients with liver injury treated in one surgical ward at King Edward VIII Hospital over a 7-year period (from 1998 to 2004). Data collected included demographics, intra-operative findings, operative management and outcome… CONTINUE READING
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