European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 339–354

Hepatic Trauma

Authors

    • Department of SurgeryDenver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine
  • Ernest E. Moore
    • Department of SurgeryDenver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine
Focus on Solid Organ Injury

DOI: 10.1007/s00068-008-8029-5

Cite this article as:
Cothren, C.C. & Moore, E.E. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg (2008) 34: 339. doi:10.1007/s00068-008-8029-5

Abstract

Hepatic injuries are one of the most common abdominal injuries following either blunt or penetrating trauma. CT scanning has revolutionized the treatment algorithm for these patients. The majority of patients are successfully treated with nonoperative management, but surgeons should have a clear understanding of the indications for operative intervention. An array of techniques including operative, interventional, and endoscopic, are often required for management of advanced grade hepatic injuries.

Key Words

AbdominalAbdominal Trauma
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