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Fatal intraperitoneal haemorrhage of hepatic origin.
  1. A. Fidas-Kamini,
  2. A. Busuttil
  1. Department of Pathology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.


    Eight cases of fatal haemoperitoneum due to liver bleeding are reported. Two followed trauma (liver biopsy and cholecystectomy). The remaining six were spontaneous, 5 being due to malignant liver disease. The sixth case due to polycystic liver disease appears to be unique. The aetiology and importance of spontaneous hepatic bleeding is discussed.

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