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Operative Techniques for Severe Liver Injury

  • Rao R. Ivatury

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Thomas M. Scalea, Brandon R. Bruns
    Pages 1-7
  3. Charles E. Lucas, Anna M. Ledgerwood
    Pages 9-28
  4. Thomas M. Scalea
    Pages 29-34
  5. Adrian W. Ong, Vicente Cortes, Aurelio Rodriguez
    Pages 35-40
  6. Juan A. Asensio, Juan Manuel Verde, Patrizio Petrone, Alejandro J. Pérez-Alonso, Corrado Marini, Anthony Policastro
    Pages 41-56
  7. H. Leon Pachter, S. Rob Todd
    Pages 57-66
  8. Andrew B. Peitzman, James Wallis Marsh
    Pages 67-77
  9. Jordan A. Weinberg, Timothy C. Fabian
    Pages 79-84
  10. L. D. Britt
    Pages 85-94
  11. Rao R. Ivatury
    Pages 103-105
  12. David V. Feliciano
    Pages 107-115
  13. Carlos A. Ordoñez, Mauricio Millán, Michael W. Parra
    Pages 117-124
  14. Salvatore Gruttadauria, Duilio Pagano, Marco Spada
    Pages 125-130
  15. David V. Feliciano
    Pages 131-141
  16. Robert F. Buckman Jr., Mark W. Bowyer
    Pages 143-155
  17. Brian G. Harbrecht, J. David Richardson
    Pages 157-160
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 161-165

About this book


This volume is a complete manual of operative techniques for battling a severe liver injury.  It provides an easy pre-operative and intra-operative reference  with clear  illustrations, line drawings as well as actual intra-operative color pictures, supplemented by  online video segments. The early sections of the book deal with the fundamentals of surgical anatomy and critical maneuvers in the resuscitation of the patient in extremis. The various technical maneuvers for  manual control of hemorrhage, debridement-resection as well as formal lobectomy of the liver, the identification of biliary tract injuries and other miscellaneous techniques, such as balloon tamponade of missile tracts, are discussed in complete detail. The book also sketches the role of  liver transplantation surgeons in the acute trauma setting. The final chapters focus on the urgent problem of teaching operative techniques to young trauma surgeons in an era of dwindling surgical experience.


Written by authors who are world- renowned  experts in trauma management, often termed “master-surgeons”, Operative Techniques for Severe Liver Injury is required preparation for all surgeons who are likely to face a massive crush injury of the liver.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rao R. Ivatury
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

About the editors

Rao R. Ivatury, MD, MS, FACS
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Surgery, Richmond, VA, USA.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the book reviews:

“This is both an overview and a practical guide for dealing with severe liver injury in the operating room. … This is a valuable book for all levels of surgeons. Students, residents, new attendings, and seasoned veterans all can benefit from the explanations of the various techniques. … I found this book incredibly helpful as well as easy to read, with very understandable illustrations/pictures. … It is a valuable addition to the literature.” (Alice Marie Fagin, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2015)