Prospective evaluation of hemostatic techniques for liver injuries.

  title={Prospective evaluation of hemostatic techniques for liver injuries.},
  author={Charles E. Lucas and Anna M. Ledgerwood},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={16 6},
The methods of hemostasis used for liver injuries were evaluated prospectively in 637 patients treated at Detroit General Hospital during a 5-year period. Variables evaluated included severity of injury, presence or absence of bleeding, and methods of hemostasis, The liver injury was either not bleeding or was controlled by temporary pack compression during laparotomy in 325 patients: none of these patients, including the 284 in whom no hemostatic procedure was used, rebled postoperatively… CONTINUE READING


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