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September 1978

Liver Necrosis Following Hepatic Artery Transection Due to Trauma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Wayne State University, and the Emergency Surgical Service, Detroit General Hospital, Detroit.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(9):1107. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370210089014

• 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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