The CT risk factors for the need of operative treatment in initially hemodynamically stable patients after blunt hepatic trauma.

@article{Fang2006TheCR,
  title={The CT risk factors for the need of operative treatment in initially hemodynamically stable patients after blunt hepatic trauma.},
  author={J F Fang and Y E Wong and Being-Chuan Lin and Y P Hsu and M. -F. Chen},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={547-53; discussion 553-4}
}
BACKGROUND Most hemodynamically stable blunt hepatic trauma (BHT) patients are treated nonoperatively with a reported successful rate exceeding 80%. It is current clinical consensus that hemodynamic stability is the only determinant for a patient to be managed nonoperatively. However, conversion to operative treatment was found in around 10% of these patients. METHODS There were 214 computed tomography (CT) scans of hemodynamically stable patients with main or sole BHT studied. CT findings… CONTINUE READING

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