LIVER - Haematoma

On the inferior surface of the liver (the specimen has been mounted at right angles to the normal orientation), in relation to Riedel's lobe there is an encapsulated lesion consisting of organising blood clot in which there are areas of calcification. The liver shows a micro-nodular cirrhosis.
This woman had a long history of congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive respiratory disease. She was apparently an alcoholic and had had a number of falls and an occasional fracture. It is assumed that this lesion which had been present for a long time, is the result of injury.