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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 53-59

Diagnosis and treatment of traumatic liver injuries


Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Taif University, PO Box 888, Taif 21947, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Bilal O Al-Jiffry
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Taif University, PO Box 888, Taif 21947
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/ssj.ssj_38_17

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Following abdominal trauma, especially the blunt one, the liver is considered the second abdominal organ liable to injury and the first leading cause of death. The most common cause of liver injury is blunt abdominal trauma secondary to motor vehicle accidents and it carries a higher mortality rate than open one. With the recent trends of nonoperative management of the majority of liver trauma patients, the introduction of damage control surgery (DCS) and other therapies such as hepatic artery embolization and liver transplantation is still having a growing role in severe hepatic injuries with hemodynamic instability. The better understanding of hepatic anatomy and pathophysiology, in addition to the advance in diagnostic imaging, resuscitation, intensive care, and the introduction of DCS, has led to marked improvement in the mortality rate following liver injury.


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