Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


The incidence of abdominal trauma, and thus that of liver trauma, has been increasing in the past few years. Improvements in the understanding of the anatomy of the liver and improvements in diagnostic techniques have resulted in shorter and better operations with less delay between injury and surgery. Improvements in transportation to adequate hospital facilities and vigorous resuscitative measures have also contributed to lowering the mortality rate for this type of injury. Suggestions are made for the surgical management of liver injuries, together with illustrative case reports.



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