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Pancreatic laceration

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam
Diagnosis almost certain

Presentation

Blunt abdominal trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male
x-ray

Unremarkable radiograph.

ct

Focal disruption of the pancreatic parenchyma is noted at the head-neck junction with a hypodense fluid collection with no enhancement or active extravasation.

Follow up US after one week

ultrasound

Hypoechoic fluid collection is noted at the site of pancreatic laceration at the head-neck junction

Case Discussion

Considering the history of trauma, features are consistent with pancreatic laceration.

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