Delayed Duodenal Hematoma and Pancreatitis from a Seatbelt Injury

@inproceedings{DeAmbrosis2011DelayedDH,
  title={Delayed Duodenal Hematoma and Pancreatitis from a Seatbelt Injury},
  author={Katherine DeAmbrosis and M. S. Subramanya and Breda Memon and Muhammed Ashraf Memon},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2011}
}
Traumatic duodenal hematoma is a rare condition that is encountered in the paediatric age group following blunt abdominal trauma. It poses both a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The main concern is increased morbidity secondary to delayed diagnosis and associated occult injuries to the adjacent structures. Most of these hematomas resolve spontaneously with conservative management, and the prognosis is good. We present a case of a 15-year-old boy who had a delayed presentation of duodenal… CONTINUE READING