Right thoracoabdominal stab injury penetrating the liver and gallbladder: lessons in penetrating knife wounds to the chest and abdomen

BMJ Case Rep. 2010 Sep 22;2010:bcr0120102609. doi: 10.1136/bcr.01.2010.2609.

Abstract

The authors report a patient who suffered a penetrating knife injury to the right thoracoabdominal region which penetrated through the liver and both sides of the gallbladder. This injury was treated successfully by laparotomy and cholecystectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / diagnosis
  • Abdominal Injuries / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Cholecystectomy / methods
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gallbladder / injuries*
  • Gallbladder / surgery
  • Humans
  • Injury Severity Score
  • Laparotomy / methods
  • Liver / injuries*
  • Liver / surgery
  • Male
  • Multiple Trauma / diagnosis
  • Multiple Trauma / surgery
  • Risk Assessment
  • Thoracic Injuries / diagnosis
  • Thoracic Injuries / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wounds, Stab / diagnosis
  • Wounds, Stab / surgery*