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Liver replacement after massive hepatic trauma

Esquivel, CO and Bernardos, A and Makowka, L and Iwatsuki, S and Gordon, RD and Starzl, TE (1987) Liver replacement after massive hepatic trauma. Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 27 (7). 800 - 802. ISSN 0022-5282

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Two patients sustained massive hepatic injuries from blunt trauma in motor vehicle accidents. At the time of operation, nonreconstructable injuries to the porta hepatis were found in addition to destruction of the right lobe. Life-threatening hemorrhage was controlled, but both patients were left with nonfunctional or inadequate hepatic remnants. Liver transplantation was performed. Both patients recovered after liver replacement. One died 7 weeks later of cytomegalovirus infection. The other recipient is well 16 months later. Liver transplantation is a reasonable option in patients with lethal hepatic injuries or unreconstructable injuries to the porta hepatis. © Williams & Wilkins 1987. All Rights Reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Esquivel, CO
Bernardos, A
Makowka, L
Iwatsuki, S
Gordon, RD
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1987
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume: 27
Number: 7
Page Range: 800 - 802
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/00005373-198707000-00020
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-5282
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062119189, Starzl CV No. 723
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:12
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2018 11:55


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