Liver laceration post blunt trauma

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Road traffic accident.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Ultrasound examination shows liver injury and hameoperitoneum.

Large laceration is involving posterior segments of liver. High density fluid is also seen around spleen. The portal vein appears normal. Moderate haematoma is seen around the liver.

Moderate amount of haemoperitoneum.

Minimal patchy shadowing is seen in posterior aspect of both lungs could be contusion.

Case Discussion

Post RTA marked liver laceration with haemoperitoneum. According to AAST (American Association for the Surgery of Trauma) liver injury scale grade 3-4.

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Case information

rID: 47267
Published: 8th Aug 2016
Last edited: 22nd Jul 2017
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