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What kind of accidents can result in a liver laceration?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Right abdominal inj: If there is sudden high velocity impact to right abdomen - can cause laceration.
Dr. Ernest Block
Trauma Surgery 36 years experience
All kinds!: Liver injuries include blunt and penetrating. The latter are often caused by gunshots and stabbings, although industrial incidents also occur. In blunt force trauma, the most likely causes are car crashes, motorcycle wrecks and falls. Lacerations can be cause by direct trauma (e.g. Steering wheel impact) or deceleration and tearing of the livers attachments.

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