Conditions + Treatments

Liver Injuries in Children

LIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke This


Liver injuries

The liver is the largest organ inside the body. It sits under the right lower ribs and may go all the way across to the left side.

What are liver injuries?

The liver, the largest organ inside the body that sits under the right lower ribs, is soft and can be injured by landing, or being hit, on the right chest or upper abdomen. Not all liver injuries are the same. Some are minor, involving a small tear in the liver and a small amount of bleeding. Other injuries are severe enough to be life threatening, with tears in the very large blood vessels behind the liver.

How Boston Children's Hospital approaches liver injuries

The Department of Surgery evaluates and treats infants, children and young adults afflicted with acquired and congenital conditions, including liver injuries that may require an operation. We strive to improve the quality of life for each child entrusted to our care.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944