Post appendectomy liver laceration

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Right lower quadrant pain after appedectomy operation

Patient Data

Age: 12 years old
Gender: Female
X-ray

The small and large bowels are seen displaced to the left side and the right side of the abdomen is occupied by blank area obscuring the hepatic margin. Also there is mild scoliosis with concavity to the right side likely from associated pain.

A large haematoma is seen occupying the right hypochondrial and lumbar regions displacing the adjacent bowel to the left side. An incidental finding of hepatic laceration was noted as a result of appendectomy and responsible for the haematoma.

Case Discussion

This is a case of post appendectomy liver laceration and abdominal haematoma.

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Case information

rID: 22841
Case created: 27th Apr 2013
Last edited: 21st Feb 2016
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