Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Liver Injury Treatment

The treatment for liver injuries depends on the type and severity of injury. Minor contusions and lacerations may heal without surgery. However, severe injuries require surgery.

Treatment for liver injuries may include:

  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Narcotic pain medication
  • Arterial embolization for liver injury:
    • Blocking the flow of blood to a bleeding portion of the kidney
  • Surgery for liver injury:
    • Repair of injured liver
    • Repair of blood vessels that supply the liver
    • Removal of part of the liver

Liver Injury Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat liver injuries:

Continue to Liver Injury Warning Signs

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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