Bruised liver?

  1. Has anyone ever heard of a bruised liver? Is there a medical term for it? I can't find a thing on the internet with what is a bruised liver and what is the treatment or etiology (I'm guessing trauma to the liver?)

    Thought maybe someone has heard of the medical term for it.
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  3. by   Lacie
    Liver Contusion which essentially is a "bruise".
  4. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Your organs bruise just like the soft tissue under your skin....

  5. by   Tweety
    Yes, it's usually caused by blunt trauma to the abdomen. There is no treatment, just careful watching for a bleed through serial H&H's.
  6. by   sirI
    Term is hepatic contusion

    Excellent article regarding abdominal blunt trauma (liver trauma/hepatic contusions):

    eMedicine - Liver, Trauma : Article by Ali Nawaz Khan, MBBS, FRCP, FRCR