Hepatic laceration from penetrating trauma

Case contributed by John Camatsos


Presented to ER with a knife wound injury of the abdomen. Abdominal ultrasound was performed within 30 minutes of patient's arrival to hospital.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Ultrasound showed a hyperechoic region with a hypoechoic rim, representing a hepatic laceration with a hematoma with surrounding blood.

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