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Liver Injuries

Because of its size, the liver is the most easily injured abdominal organ in children. Most liver injuries are caused by blunt trauma from motor vehicle crashes, falls, bicycle crashes and violence.

A liver injury may also result from a gunshot wound or knife wound that tears or cuts the liver. These types of injuries are known as penetrating injuries.

Located in the right upper area of the abdomen, the liver is right below the diaphragm.

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Function of the Liver

Diagnosis of Liver Injury

Treatment for Liver Injury

Call Your Child's Doctor If:

Medications / Pain

Wound and Skin Care

Emotional Recovery

Preventive Action



Activity After Liver Injury

Last Updated: 12/2013