AAST grade III pancreatic injury following blunt abdominal trauma

  • G L Laing Department of Surgery, Edendale Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal
  • S D Jeetoo Department of Surgery, Edendale Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal
  • G Oosthuizen Department of Surgery, Edendale Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal
  • D Clarke Department of Surgery, Edendale Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal
Keywords: Blunt trauma, pancreas

Abstract

Isolated pancreatic trauma with major pancreatic duct disruption is a rare finding; it can present with equivocal clinical signs. Serum amylase levels and diagnostic contrast-enhanced computed tomography can facilitate the diagnostic process.
Published
2012-07-11
How to Cite
Laing, G., Jeetoo, S., Oosthuizen, G., & Clarke, D. (2012). AAST grade III pancreatic injury following blunt abdominal trauma. South African Journal of Surgery, 50(3), 95. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajs.1158
Section
Case Reports