A Rare case of Pancreatic Injury: a Case Report

Mahale, Ajit and Gupta, A and Paudel, K (2006) A Rare case of Pancreatic Injury: a Case Report. Ind J Radiol Imag, 16 (4). pp. 437-439.

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Pancreatic injury occurs in less than 5% of major abdominal injuries [1]. Two thirds of pancreatic injuries are associated with penetrating abdominal trauma and one third associated with blunt abdominal trauma [2]. An early diagnosis of pancreatic trauma can be challenging and difficult because of the lack of correlation between the initial presenting features, radiological and laboratory findings, and the severity of the trauma. Caused by compression of the pancreas between the vertebral column and exteral compression, these injuries were extremely difficult to detect in the yesterdyears, but have now become easier to pick up with the advent of cross sectional imaging especially the computed tomography(CT) scan [3]. Morbidity and mortality increases with associated injury to other abdominal organs and vascular structures as well as with delay in diagnosis. We present a rare case of isolated pancreatic injury in a six- year old female.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pancreatic injury, blunt abdominal trauma, grading of pancreatic injury
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Radio Diagnosis and Imaging
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2013 10:13
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2013 10:13
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137779

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