Penetrating injury to the upper abdomen - knife still in situ

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Knife wound to the upper abdomen, haemodynamically stable.

Patient Data

Age: 20-year-old
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Modality: CT

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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