The efficacy and limitations of transarterial embolization for severe hepatic injury.

@article{Hagiwara2002TheEA,
  title={The efficacy and limitations of transarterial embolization for severe hepatic injury.},
  author={Akiyoshi Hagiwara and Atsuo Murata and Taketo Matsuda and Hiroharu Matsuda and Shuji Shimazaki},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1091-6}
}
BACKGROUND The efficacy of transarterial embolization (TAE) for severe blunt hepatic injury has been reported. We performed a prospective study evaluating the efficacy and the limitation of TAE from January 1996 to December 2000. METHODS All patients with blunt abdominal injury who could be stabilized by fluid resuscitation underwent computed tomographic (CT) scan examinations. Patients with CT scan evidence of hepatic injury were classified into five grades according to CT scan findings on… CONTINUE READING

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