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J Pediatr Surg. 2013 May;48(5):E9-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.02.066.

Traumatic hepatic artery laceration managed by transarterial embolization in a pediatric patient.

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  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

While blunt abdominal trauma with associated liver injury is a common finding in pediatric trauma patients, hepatic artery transection with subsequent treatment by transarterial embolization has rarely been reported. We present a case of a child who suffered from a hepatic artery injury which was successfully managed by supraselective transarterial microcoil embolization, discuss management strategies in these patients, and provide a review of currently available literature.

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