Successful management of hepatic vein injury from blunt trauma in children.

@article{Coln1980SuccessfulMO,
  title={Successful management of hepatic vein injury from blunt trauma in children.},
  author={Dale Coln and J L Crighton and L W Schorn},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={140 6},
  pages={858-64}
}
In children, the majority of deaths from blunt trauma to the liver are caused by large stellate fractures of the posterolateral aspect of the right lobe of the liver with extension into the hepatic veins. Four children with such injuries were successfully treated. Hypotension and abdominal tenderness are not early manifestations of this highly lethal injury in children. When an appropriate mechanism for liver injury exists, paracentesis or peritoneal lavage, followed by prompt laparotomy for… CONTINUE READING