Advances and changes in the management of liver injuries

Lee, Seong K.; Carrillo, Eddy H.
March 2007
American Surgeon;Mar2007, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p201
Academic Journal
journal article
Because of advances in noninvasive imaging techniques and a better understanding of the natural history of hepatic injuries; currently, most patients with complex liver injuries are treated in a nonoperative manner. Additionally, the availability of less invasive procedures has expanded dramatically the treatment options for these patients, optimizing the outcomes of initial nonoperative management. Even though nonoperative management has become the standard of care in patients with complex liver injuries in most trauma centers in the United States, surgeons should not hesitate to operate on a patient to control life-threatening hemorrhage.


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