• Hepatic artery ligation for control of bleeding liver wounds has gained widespread acceptance. Hepatic necrosis is rarely seen after this procedure has been performed. Recently, a patient with multiple organ injuries secondary to a gunshot wound to the abdomen underwent hepatic artery ligation and hepatic necrosis developed even though the portal venous system was normal.
(Arch Surg 113:1107, 1978)
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