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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Liver Laceration (Overview)

Liver laceration is a cut or slice injury to the tissue of the liver. It is most often caused by trauma, such as in a car accident.


Dr. Tanya Russo
30 doctors shared insights

Liver Laceration (Overview)

Liver laceration is a cut or slice injury to the tissue of the liver. It is most often caused by trauma, such as in a car accident.


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What are the symptoms of liver laceration?

What are the symptoms of liver laceration?

See below: Pain is the most common symptom. This is due to bleeding. If the live capsule is intact the bleeding will be contained in the liver and the pain will be focused in the right upper abdomen. If the capsule is torn the bleeding will be throughout the abdomen and the pain will be more diffuse. Other symptoms could be fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, pale skin, blacking out, decreased urine. ...Read more

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My son eas injured in a car crash caused a grade 2 liver laceration.. Even since he has been home he complains he is always tired should I worrie?

My son eas injured in a car crash  caused a grade 2 liver laceration.. Even since he has been home he complains he is always tired should I worrie?

Liver laceration: I have to believe by your comment that the surgeons elected to observe the lacerated liver. Just experiencing the type of trauma enough to lacerated the liver will cause a degree of lethargy for a while. My concern would be the possibility of continued blood loss from the laceration. Follow up with your family physician or surgeon and repeat a complete blood count and possibly a repeat ct scan. ...Read more

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What does a ninety percent damaged liver laceration mean and how long does it take to heal?

What does a ninety percent damaged liver laceration mean and how long does it take to heal?

Liver lacerations: A liver laceration is caused by blunt force trauma; a transfer of energy. Car crashes, falls, beatings, boxing and sports injuries are most common causes. Some of these lacerations are observed and some require surgical intervention. The 90% may refer to some aspect of the liver function or the laceration. Ok to ask your health team. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for liver laceration?

Depends: Depends on type of injury, blunt. Or penetrating, small laceration or extensive laceration , what is involved major vessels like hepatic vein or vena cava are involved. Simple injuries are by simple repair with contol of bleeding area of liver, complex injuries require like resection of liver lobe , ligation of hepatic artery, or repair of complex vascular reconstruction etc. ...Read more

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How long for level 5 liver laceration to heal?

How long for level 5 liver laceration to heal?

Several weeks : A grade v liver laceration is severe. It will take several weeks to heal. Not only is the liver lacerated but you may have blood loss and it will take time to recover from other injuries. Start slow and build each day. If you over do it you will notice the next day. If you are taking narcotics for pain then use colace and senna. Be well. ...Read more

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What kind of accidents can result in a liver laceration?

What kind of accidents can result in a liver laceration?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more