Surgical management of severe liver trauma: A role for liver transplantation

J. Angstadt, B. Jarrell, M. Moritz, S. Munoz, W. Maddrey, A. Carabasi, S. L. Yang, J. Radomski, R. Ruggiero, R. Gastfriend, R. Villare, J. Vernick

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Abstract

Severe devascularizing liver injuries continue to carry a high mortality. Rapid operative intervention to achieve hemostasis and debride devitalized tissue remains essential to salvaging these patients. For those with unsalvageable liver injuries liver transplantation can be employed. Careful support of the patient in the anhepatic state, reversal of coagulopathy, and use of venous bypass intraoperatively permit successful transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-608
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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