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Management of Traumatic Liver Injuries

  • Melissa Amberger
  • Fausto Vinces
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Abstract

As the largest solid organ in the human body, the liver is particularly susceptible to traumatic injury. Successful management of hepatic trauma depends on the clinical status of the patient at time of presentation. Non-operative management of hemodynamically stable hepatic trauma is the typical course; however, for the unstable patient or patient who is failing conservative treatment, operation is mandated.

Keywords

Injury Liver Hepatic trauma Computed tomography Angioembolization Damage control surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa Amberger
    • 1
  • Fausto Vinces
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySt. Barnabas Health SystemBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryVassar Brothers Medical CenterPoughkeepsieUSA

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