Abstract Scintiscanning of the liver is an important examination in the detection of patients with both blunt and penetrating injury to the liver. This examination may define varying degrees of liver injury previously undetected. The scintigraphic recognition of hepatic injury does not necessarily dictate surgical intervention. Close clinical observation and conservative management may be used in selected instances as demonstrated by the cases reported here. References 1. Lucas EC, Walt AJ: Critical decisions in liver trauma . Arch Surg 101:277-283, 1970.Crossref 2. Richie JP, Fenkalsrud EW: Subcapsular hematoma of the liver . Arch Surg 104:781-784, 1972.Crossref 3. Amerson JR, Stone HH: Experiences in the management of hepatic trauma . Arch Surg 100:150-153, 1970.Crossref 4. McCort JJ: Rupture or laceration of the liver by nonpenetrating trauma . Radiology 78:49-57, 1962.Crossref 5. Hellstrom G: Closed injury of the liver: Analysis of a series of 300 cases . Acta Clin Scand 122:490-501, 1961. 6. Boijsen E, Kaude J, Tylen U: Angiography in hepatic rupture . Acta Radiol [Diagn] (Stockh) 11:363-379, 1971.
Archives of Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Feb 1, 1974