Role of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage in the management of blunt liver trauma: A case report

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OĞUZ Ş., Yildirim R., TOPALOĞLU S.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.23, no.5, pp.441-444, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The liver is the most commonly injured intra-abdominal organ after blunt trauma. The management of massive liver injury is complex. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage is the first approach considered, particularly for proximal bile duct strictures after liver surgery. A 27-year-old female patient was transferred to our emergency department with grade V blunt injury. Regarding the patient's unresponsive hemodynamic instability, right hepatectomy was performed. The patient presented with benign biliary duct stricture after surgery that were treated via the percutaneous approach.