A. R. Chaudhry
Pediatric surgical Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 2, No.1. January 1979:55-56
Hepatic artery ligation in extensive haemorrhage from traumatized liver is a good life saving procedure. Its effectivity on haemostasis should be tested by temporary blockage before its permanent ligation. Collateral circulation in children seems sufficient to keep the concerned liver alive. Clinical and laboratory evidence of liver ischaemia clears off within 10 days of ligation. The procedure does not affect the growth and normal life of the child.
Keywords: Hepatic Artery Ligation in Extensive Hepatic Trauma