Hepatic Injury

Serious abdominal injuries occur, but these are relatively uncommon in sports. Some estimate that 7% to 10% of athletic trauma is related to the abdomen.


The spleen and the liver are solid organs located in the peritoneal cavity inside the abdomen. The liver is in fact the largest organ in the body, weighing 1 to 1.5 kilograms (kg) and representing 1.5% to 2.5% of lean body mass. The size and shape vary and typically match the general body shape. It is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, ...

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