Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Liver, spleen and associated organ injury in road traffic accidents: An autopsy study
Amrendra Kumar, Praveen Kumar Tiwari, Shailesh Kumar Rai and Surendra Kumar Pandey
Death from road traffic accidents (RTA) and in particular motor vehicle traffic accidents have been characterized worldwide as a hidden epidemic which affects all sectors of society. Blunt trauma to the abdominal region is one of the major causes of mortality and the liver and spleen are the most frequently damaged organs in these cases. This study involved the road traffic accidents cases that represented blunt trauma to liver, spleen and associated abdominal organs. The relatively fixed position of the liver and its large size makes it more prone for injury in blunt trauma of the abdomen. Liver has ligamentous attachment to diaphragm and posterior abdominal wall which act as sites of shearing force during deceleration injury. The liver and spleen trauma is followed by intestine, stomach, kidney, pelvic fractures and rupture of urinary bladder.
How to cite this article:
Amrendra Kumar, Praveen Kumar Tiwari, Shailesh Kumar Rai, Surendra Kumar Pandey. Liver, spleen and associated organ injury in road traffic accidents: An autopsy study. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(3):424-427.