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Home > Images > Trauma Radiology > Free Fluid in Hepatorenal Space (Morison’s Pouch)

Manuel Colon MD, RDMS, Jose Cabanas MD

20 y/o female patient involved in a low velocity MVA. Upon initial exam no abnormalities noted, no complains.

The image shows free fluid in Morrison Pouch. Pt. underwent Abdominal CT Scan which showed Liver Laceration Grade III. This patient was treated non-operatively.

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Luis FariƱa, July 16, 2008

Hepatorenal space is named Morison pouch (with a single r)  after the British surgeon James Rutherford Morison (1853-1939).
See Gilliam JW. The Morison pouch. Arch Surg 1976;111:227 and Meyers MA. Morison pouch. Radiology 1995;195(2):578

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