Foreign body: knife in liver

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

Presentation

Stabbed to chest. Haemodynamically unstable.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male
X-ray

Case Discussion

 The detached knife blade was lodged in the liver (not visible externally). 

Diagnosis was delayed because this density was presumed to be external to patient.

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Case information

rID: 10611
Case created: 25th Aug 2010
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
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