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Hepatic pseudoaneurysm (HPA) is a rare complication after liver trauma, yet it is potentially fatal, as it can lead to sudden severe haemorrhage. The risk of developing posttraumatic hepatic pseudoaneurysm is one of the reasons why some trauma centres do follow-up CT of patients with liver injuries to take the therapeutic consequence. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of HPA post liver trauma.
Incidence and nature of hepatic pseudoaneurysm after hepatic trauma [ Time Frame: 2000-2010 ]
All admitted and conservatively treated patients with sustained lever injury due to trauma from 2000-2010 were reviewed in order to investigate the incidence and nature of hepatic pseudoaneurysms after liver trauma
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Ages Eligible for Study:
3 Years to 77 Years (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All patients conservatively managed and radiologically followed-up after liver injury, admitted Trauma Centre at the University hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet from January 2000 to December 2010.
conservatively managed liver trauma patients with follow-up CT or US
patients who underwent laparotomy because of other intra-abdominal injuries