The liver is located in the right upper abdomen, just below the ribcage. Its tissue is friable (delicate) and it may rarely be ruptured by a blow to this area.
- Trauma to right upper abdomen
- Severe abdominal pain
- Abdominal distension (swelling)
- CT scan
- Transfer to hospital immediately
- Minor liver injuries can be controlled with rest and observation in hospital
- Large liver ruptures may require an operation