Hepatic duct disruption from blunt abdominal trauma: Case report and literature review

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1698-1702
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Trauma
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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  • Surgery

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