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Penetrating liver injury managed with a combination of balloon tamponade and venous stenting. A case report and literature review.
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PMID:  21917256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AAST-OIS grade V complex hepatic injuries are often fatal as a result of exsanguination. We report a patient presenting in extremis with a penetrating injury to the right kidney, liver, middle hepatic vein, diaphragm, and lung. A combination of intrahepatic balloon tamponade and hepatic venous stenting was used to control exsanguinating haemorrhage, the first time this combination has been reported. Rapid assessment and treatment and a team approach, together with the innovative application of haemostatic techniques, allowed a multidisciplinary team to salvage this patient.
Melissa M Beitner; Nancy Suh; Richard Dowling; Julie A Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0267     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.
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