Penetrating injury to the upper abdomen - knife still in situ

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Knife wound to the upper abdomen, haemodynamically stable.

Patient Data

Age: 20-year-old
Gender: Female
CT

CT Abdomen and pelvis

CT performed prior to surgery to determine which organs are involved and to exclude vascular injury

Knife traversing the inferior left hepatic lobe to enter the gastric wall - no haemorrhage and no apparent vascular injury.

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Case information

rID: 20949
Case created: 23rd Dec 2012
Last edited: 31st Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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