Massive Intra-abdominal Hemorrhage From a Hepatic Laceration Caused by Vomiting

Keith A. Horvath, Arthur H. Glasgow

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We present a case report of a previously undocumented incident of massive hemoperitoneum from a liver laceration secondary to vomiting. The patient presented with the complaint of vomiting and abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed perihepatic and perisplenic fluid collections. With this evidence and a rapidly falling hematocrit, she underwent emergency laparotomy. Intraoperative findings included 3 L of blood in the abdomen and a liver laceration at the juncture of the liver and the falciform ligament.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1361
Number of pages1
JournalArchives of surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery


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