Injured Liver Anatomy
To better understand liver injury, it helps to understand the anatomy of the liver.
The liver is located in the upper right abdomen. It is one of the largest organs in the body.
Functions of the liver include:
- Helps convert food into energy
- Helps digest food
- Removes toxins, such as alcohol, from the blood
- Regulates blood clotting
- Stores energy
- Stores iron
- Location of the liver in the abdomen
- Liver, gallbladder and bile ducts
- Front view of liver
- Bottom view of liver
Any significant blunt injury to the flank, back, or right lower chest may damage this organ.
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