Hepatic laceration from penetrating trauma

Case contributed by Dr 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

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

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Case information

rID: 15717
Published: 2nd Nov 2011
Last edited: 2nd Mar 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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