A case with missed pancreatic injury with massive pancreatic ascites and severe traumatic pancreatic necrosis: a case report and literature review

Alaa Sedik, Mohamed Ibrahim, Abdulla Zarrouq, Sal Wa Elhoushy


Despite the major advances in the field of trauma management. High grade Blunt pancreatic injury remains a disease with both high mortality and morbidity specially in cases of delayed diagnosis. Herein we will present a case report of 31 years old Saudi male who was involved in motor vehicle accident with a delayed diagnosis of pancreatic injury associated with other multiple injuries. He was diagnosed late on 12th day of admission during laparotomy where a missed high-grade pancreatic fracture at the neck of pancreas, massive pancreatic ascites and extensive pancreatic necrosis was found. Open abdominal closure technique with mesh mediated fascial closure and Vacuum assisted closure was used to improve both respiratory function and abdominal disease through repeated debridement with peritoneal lavage and sequential approximation of fascia. He responded well gradually and offered definitive closure of fascia and feeding jejunostomy. Unfortunately, he had a sudden stroke followed by rapid deterioration then expired 48 hours later.


Blunt pancreatic injury, Pancreatic ascites, Pancreatic necrosis

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