Liver trauma: WSES 2020 guidelines

WSES expert panel

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Liver injuries represent one of the most frequent life-threatening injuries in trauma patients. In determining the optimal management strategy, the anatomic injury, the hemodynamic status, and the associated injuries should be taken into consideration. Liver trauma approach may require non-operative or operative management with the intent to restore the homeostasis and the normal physiology. The management of liver trauma should be multidisciplinary including trauma surgeons, interventional radiologists, and emergency and ICU physicians. The aim of this paper is to present the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) liver trauma management guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


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