A rare case of blunt trauma abdomen leading to isolated grade 4 pancreatic injury


  • Ganesh A. Swami Department of General Surgery, VDGIMS, Latur, Maharashtra, India
  • Ajay Punpale Latur Superspeciality Hospital, Latur, Maharashtra, India
  • Chandrashekhar S. Halnikar Department of General Surgery, VDGIMS, Latur, Maharashtra, India
  • Sayali S. Samudre Department of General Surgery, VDGIMS, Latur, Maharashtra, India




Blunt trauma abdomen, Isolated grade 4 pancreatic injury, Pancreaticojejunostomy


Isolated pancreatic injury due to blunt trauma abdomen is a rare case in children and is associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates. We present a case of isolated grade 4 pancreatic injury in a 12 years old male child, presented with history of trauma to abdomen by bicycle handle, pain in abdomen, abdominal distention and vomiting. Ultrasonography of revealed hemoperitoneum with peri-pancreatic fluid collection, Contrast enhanced Computed tomography of abdomen and pelvis showed grade 4 pancreatic injury with mild hemoperitoneum. Emergency exploratory laparotomy was done and saponified part of pancreas along with omentum was debrided and Roux-en-Y pancreaticojejunostomy was performed. Procedure was uneventful and patient recovered well in post-operative period. In conclusion, isolated grade 4 pancreatic injury is a rare presentation following blunt trauma to abdomen and conservative approach as well as many operative procedures have been described for treatment of such injury. Roux-en-Y pancreaticojejunostomy procedure can be considered as a definitive treatment in such cases and to avoid long term complications.


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