Liver and Spleen

  • Roberto C. Castillo
  • Paula FerradaEmail author


This chapter delves into the management of the most commonly injured solid intraabdominal organs. The liver and spleen are both highly vascular solid organs in which injuries span the spectrum from minor lacerations to major injuries requiring skilled operative intervention for hemorrhage control. Common operative techniques for hemorrhage control including packing maneuvers, vascular control, hepatorrhaphy, splenorrhaphy, and resection. These are essential skills in the management of hepatic and splenic trauma patients.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Acute Care Surgical ServicesSt. Luke’s University Health NetworkBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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