The authors report on a case of liver transplant in a 17 year old male following extensive traumatic hepatic lesions in a motorcycle accident. The patient had previously undergone an emergency extended right hepatectomy because of multiple lesions of the right lobe and rupture of the right hepatic vein. Several prolonged clampings of the hepatic pedicle had been performed in order to achieve hemostasis. Early signs of encephalopathy occurred in the second postoperative day along with a dramatic fall of MEGX values. The patient was transplanted while in a coma five days after the first procedure. The postoperative period was uneventful.
|Translated title of the contribution||Liver transplantation following severe trauma|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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