The current management of hepatic trauma.

  title={The current management of hepatic trauma.},
  author={Eddy H. Carrillo and James David Richardson},
  journal={Advances in surgery},
Nonoperative treatment is best for hemodynamically stable patients with blunt liver injuries and in selected patients with penetrating injuries. However, most patients with penetrating injuries require early surgical intervention to control life-threatening hemorrhage or manage associated injuries. It is important to determine early in the course of operation if an abbreviated laparotomy and packing are indicated. In patients with persistent hemorrhage that cannot be controlled by surgical… CONTINUE READING

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