An autopsy review of liver injuries resulting from blunt trauma: Case report

Desy Martha Panjaitan, Ahmad Yudianto, Tutik Purwanti

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The liver is the largest abdominal organ and one of that was frequently affected by blunt trauma. A blunt trauma on the upper abdominal can compress and injure the liver. Liver injury is the most common cause of death after abdominal trauma. Rupture of the liver can cause death immediately due to shock and hemorrhage, especially if the portal vein or the inferior vena cava is injured. This is a case of 36 years old woman who died of blunt trauma. On external examination, we found bruises of eyelid, neck, head, chest and upper abdomen. On autopsy, we found liver injuries, abdominal bleeding and subarachnoid hemorrhage. We discuss autopsy findings of a murdered victim with liver injuries resulting from blut trauma. This case represented homicide with the cause of death was liver injuries resulting from blunt trauma caused severe bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Autopsyide
  • Blunt
  • Injury
  • Liver
  • Trauma


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