Liver Trauma: Parenchymal Repair and Resectional Debridement

Surgical intervention is at times required most often for the patient who presents with hemodynamic instability

H. Leon Pachter; S. Rob Todd

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • The liver is one of the most commonly injured organs following abdominal trauma
  • Surgical intervention is at times required most often for the patient who presents with hemodynamic instability
  • Once a decision has been made to perform a laparotomy for hepatic trauma, the surgeon must have an extensive armamentarium, in effect, a “toolbox” full of operative techniques at his or her disposal
  • The most widely utilized of these techniques is hepatic repair and resectional debridement

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