Liver Transplantation following Blunt Liver Trauma

Hatipoglu S., Bulbuloglu E., Ates M., Kayaalp C., Yilmaz S.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.44, ss.1720-1721, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Due to developing medical technology worldwide, an increasing number of liver transplantations are performed for various indications. Liver transplantation has a limited but important role in specific life-threatening liver trauma cases, when initial therapeutic options fail to control the bleeding or when liver failure ensues. Herein we have reported a patient who required liver transplantation at 18 days after blunt liver trauma with acute liver failure. This case report suggested that liver transplantation is a potential treatment modality for a selected group of patients including pedratric cases who experience acute or subacute liver failure secondary to blunt trauma.