Liver Transplantation following Blunt Liver Trauma

Hatipoglu S., Bulbuloglu E., Ates M., Kayaalp C., Yilmaz S.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.44, no.6, pp.1720-1721, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.04.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1720-1721
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Due to developing medical technology worldwide, an increasing number of liver transplantations are performed for various indications. Liver transplantation has a limited but important role in specific life-threatening liver trauma cases, when initial therapeutic options fail to control the bleeding or when liver failure ensues. Herein we have reported a patient who required liver transplantation at 18 days after blunt liver trauma with acute liver failure. This case report suggested that liver transplantation is a potential treatment modality for a selected group of patients including pedratric cases who experience acute or subacute liver failure secondary to blunt trauma.