The Management of Liver Trauma

  • A. B. Cresswell
  • M. J. Bowles
  • J. A. Wendon


The adult liver weighs around 1500 g and lies mainly in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, immediately beneath the diaphragm [1]. The liver is the most commonly injured intra-abdominal organ and is found to be damaged in 30% of patients undergoing laparotomy for penetrating injuries and in 15–20% of laparotomies for blunt injuries [2].


Liver Injury Hepatic Artery Inferior Vena Cava Hepatic Vein Bile Leak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Cresswell
    • 1
  • M. J. Bowles
    • 1
  • J. A. Wendon
    • 2
  1. 1.Liver Transplant Surgical Service, Institute of Liver StudiesKing’s College Hospital Denmark HillLondonUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Liver StudiesKing’s College Hospital Denmark HillLondonUSA

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