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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Right thoracoabdominal stab injury penetrating the liver and gallbladder: lessons in penetrating knife wounds to the chest and abdomen
  1. Ewen A Griffiths,
  2. Ahmed Mohamed,
  3. Chris S Ball
  1. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, Barrow-in-Furnes, Cumbria, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ahmed Mohamed, dr.ahmedmalik{at}


The authors report a patient who suffered a penetrating knife injury to the right thoracoabdominal region which penetrated through the liver and both sides of the gallbladder. This injury was treated successfully by laparotomy and cholecystectomy.

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