[Vein ligation in cavosuprahepatic disinsertion] Academic Article uri icon


  • We report one case of multiple injuries sustained in a traffic accident, including severe injury to the liver and rupture of one of the major suprahepatic veins. We review the techniques for controlling massive hemorrhage, which is still too often fatal in this type of hepatic injury. We notably emphasize the fact that major injury to the liver does not necessarily require wide resection such as formal lobectomy. This approach is advocated by numerous authors, as shown in our review of the literature.

publication date

  • April 1, 1989