Severe devascularizing liver injuries continue to carry a high mortality. Rapid operative intervention to achieve hemostasis and debride devitalized tissue remains essential to salvaging these patients. For those with unsalvageable liver injuries liver transplantation can be employed. Careful support of the patient in the anhepatic state, reversal of coagulopathy, and use of venous bypass intraoperatively permit successful transplantation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - May 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine