An isolated complete pancreatic fracture primarily diagnosed by ultrasound [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2004; 10(2): 138-140

An isolated complete pancreatic fracture primarily diagnosed by ultrasound

Fatih Kantarcı1, Bengi Gürses1, Ramazan Albayrak1, Süleyman Hilmi Aksoy1, Sebuh Kuruoğlu1, İsmail Mihmanlı1
Department of Radiology, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey

Pancreatic fractures due to blunt abdominal trauma are rare and are usually symptom-free and silent in many cases. Therefore, a high degree of suspicion is required either early in the course of trauma or later during follow-up. Computed tomography (CT) is the primary imaging modality for the diagnosis of traumatic pancreatic injuries. In this report, we present a 10-yearold child in whom ultrasound enabled the detection of a complete fracture between the body and tail of the pancreas, while initial CT findings were not suggestive of a lesion. The need for ultrasonography is emphasized especially in the presence of a history of trauma even if CT scans appear normal.



Primer olarak ultrasonografi ile tanı konan izole pankreas fraktürü: Olgu sunumu

Fatih Kantarcı1, Bengi Gürses1, Ramazan Albayrak1, Süleyman Hilmi Aksoy1, Sebuh Kuruoğlu1, İsmail Mihmanlı1
Department Of Radiology, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey



Fatih Kantarcı, Bengi Gürses, Ramazan Albayrak, Süleyman Hilmi Aksoy, Sebuh Kuruoğlu, İsmail Mihmanlı. An isolated complete pancreatic fracture primarily diagnosed by ultrasound. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2004; 10(2): 138-140


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