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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 2,036

Frequency: Monthly

ISSN 0375-9393

Online ISSN 1827-1596


Minerva Anestesiologica 2002 April;68(4):132-7

SMART 2002 Milan, May 29-31, 2002 


Nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma

Létoublon C., Arvieux C.

From the Universitary Hospital of Grenoble Hopital Michallon, Grenoble, France

Over the past 15 years, there have been dramatic changes in the management of blunt hepatic trauma, specifically in the imaging techniques, and in the non-operative management. Actually, in more than 80% of blunt hepatic trauma, non operative management is used. In the last 20% the surgical option has to be taken without delay, sometimes in extreme emergency, using the adapted surgical techniques. In this article the author describes the nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma: classification, presentation, initial decision, treatment, possible complications and results.

language: English


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