Background/Aims: The Authors stress the role of arterial embolization in the treatment of severe blunt hepatic trauma, with stable hemodynamic conditions, but with continuous bleeding, demonstrated by computed tomography scan. Methodology: All patients with hepatic blunt trauma were evaluated with hemodynamic and radiological follow-up. When computed tomography scan showed continuous bleeding, arterial embolization was performed. Results: Arterial embolization was performed on 9 patients, 8 cases successfully. Only one patient required surgical treatment. Conclusions: Our results show that arterial embolization is useful and effective in the treatment of severe blunt hepatic trauma when, in spite of stable hemodynamic state, computed tomography scan shows persistent bleeding.

Arterial embolization in the treatment of severe blunt hepatic trauma / Greco L; Francioso G; Pratichizzo A; Testini M; Impedov G; Ettorre GC. - In: HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY. - ISSN 0172-6390. - 50:51(2003), pp. 746-749.

Arterial embolization in the treatment of severe blunt hepatic trauma

GRECO, Luigi Giovanni;TESTINI, Mario;
2003

Abstract

Background/Aims: The Authors stress the role of arterial embolization in the treatment of severe blunt hepatic trauma, with stable hemodynamic conditions, but with continuous bleeding, demonstrated by computed tomography scan. Methodology: All patients with hepatic blunt trauma were evaluated with hemodynamic and radiological follow-up. When computed tomography scan showed continuous bleeding, arterial embolization was performed. Results: Arterial embolization was performed on 9 patients, 8 cases successfully. Only one patient required surgical treatment. Conclusions: Our results show that arterial embolization is useful and effective in the treatment of severe blunt hepatic trauma when, in spite of stable hemodynamic state, computed tomography scan shows persistent bleeding.
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