No 2, April, 2003
YU ISSN 0365-4478
Department of anatomy of Medical faculty,
78000 Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina
STEREOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF
THE HUMAN PONS VASCULAR NETWORK
Slađana Ugrenović2, Dejan Zdravković2
1 Department of anatomy,
Medical faculty, Banja Luka,
2 Department of anatomy, Medical Faculty, Niš
Liver is the largest
parenchymatous organ, well vascularized, weighing approximately 1.8-3.0% of the
whole body weight. Among all abdominal traumas liver injuries account for 25%.
For more serious liver injuries the mortality is around 40% in children below 10
years of age. For lesions of the juxtahepatic veins (three major hepatic veins
or the retrohepatic portion of v. cava) or for complex, combined intraabdominal
injuries, the mortality is even up to 70%.
This work analyzed the period 1988-2000 during which there were 19 children
admitted and treated for blunt liver injuries at the Clinic of Pediatric Surgery
and Orthopedics in Nis; I, II and III scale injuries prevailed (17 cases;
89.4%). These injuries were surgically treated for the most part (17 cases;
89.4%). In 7 children (36.8%) there were combined injuries. The lethality was
26.3%-5 cases, with three major complications: two intrahepatic hematomas and
one biliary fistula associated with biliary peritonitis and biloma formation.
Acta Medica Medianae 2003; 42 (2): 23-26.
Key words: liver, trauma, intrahepatic hematoma