Isolated pancreatic tail laceration after blunt abdominal trauma: A rare entity
Adem Yokuş1, Hanifi Koca1, Harun Arslan1, Ramazan Çelik1, İdris Tüzün2
1Department of Radiology, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Faculty of Medicine, Van, Turkey
Keywords: Computed tomography, pancreatic tail, trauma
Pancreatic injuries originating from blunt trauma are considerably rare. Diagnosis and treatment are difficult because of retroperitoneal localization of the organ. In the early term, normal physical examination and normal pancreatic amylase levels may cause the diagnosis to be overlooked. Contrast- enhanced computed tomography is the major diagnostic tool of intra-abdominal injuries. In this article, we report a case of a child who fell from his bicycle resulting in admission and was diagnosis of isolated pancreatic tail injury accommodated by computed tomography findings.
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