A laceration-avulsion injury of the hepatic duct from blunt trauma is described. Operative findings rather than preoperative studies led to the correct diagnosis. A combination of suture repair, left hepatic duct ligation, and hepaticojejunostomy were used to primarily manage this complex injury. Postoperative hepatobiliary scintigraphy and clinical follow-up over 1 year demonstrate satisfactory biliary drainage. Principles of the management of hepatic duct injury are reviewed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma|
|State||Published - 1991|
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