Hepatic lacerations

Case contributed by Ahmed Abdrabou


Falling from the 2nd floor followed by severe right flank pain

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Male

Multiple deep linear branching hypodense lacerations are seen involving the posterior segment of right hepatic lobe with associated large hypodense subcapsular parenchymal hematoma. No evidence of contrast blush or active bleeding. Intact vascular pedicle.

Diagnosis: Liver injury Grade III

Case Discussion

The lacerations are multiple and deep more than 3 cm. The subcapsular parenchymal hematoma shows no active contrast extravasation rendering it grade III injury.

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