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Magaña SI, Vizcarra DA, Hagerman RGG, Chávez RJJ
Nonoperative treatment of hepatic trauma. Initial experience in five patients
Cir Gen 2001; 23 (4)
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Objective: To describe our initial experience in the nonoperative treatment of five patients with blunt hepatic trauma.
Setting: Third level health care hospital.
Description of cases: We describe the clinical cases of five patients that suffered blunt abdominal trauma with hepatic injury of diverse degrees and who complied with the requirements established for nonoperative treatment; all were subjected to computed tomography and one patient to diagnostic laparoscopy. We found three grade I lesions, one grade II, and one grade III, with free liquid in amounts below 200 ml in four patients and in one less than 500 ml. Results were favorable in all patients.
Conclusion: The nonoperative treatment of hepatic lesions has proven to be effective if all the requirements for its application are fulfilled and the adequate hospital resources are available for the multidisciplinary management of the patients.
||Liver, trauma, blunt trauma, hepatic trauma.
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