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July 1978

Intrahepatic Bile Duct Rupture Following Blunt Abdominal Trauma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(7):873-876. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370190095018

• The natural history of intrahepatic bile duct rupture secondary to blunt trauma is not known. A unique case of bilateral hepatic lobar duct rupture is presented to demonstrate the clinical features and potential complications of this injury. Operative intervention is not always indicated and treatment should be dictated by the specific lesion.

(Arch Surg 113:873-876, 1978)