The common types of abdominal injuries are damaged blood vessels, organ contusion or laceration.
1) There are two types of damaged blood vessels:
- Laceration or incomplete tear of the vessel
- Transection or complete tear of the vessel, which can cause massive bleeding within the abdomen
2) Organ contusion or laceration occurs when vital organs within the abdomen (e.g. stomach, spleen, pancreas, intestines, kidneys, liver) develop bruises (contusion) or tear (laceration) that may lead to massive bleeding within the abdomen.