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Acta Chir Belg. 2017 Jun;117(3):196-199. doi: 10.1080/00015458.2016.1242216. Epub 2016 Oct 13.

A traumatic pancreatic transection despite a child safety seat.

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1
a Department of Surgery , St. Josef Hospital, Ruhr University of Bochum , Bochum , Germany.
2
b Department of Surgery , Pirogov Institute , Sofia , Bulgaria.

Abstract

A 5-year-old boy sustained blunt abdominal trauma in a car crash. The buckle mechanism of the five-point harness of his child safety seat compressed his upper abdomen causing an isolated complete pancreatic rupture. Diagnosis was delayed due to subtle symptoms and normal initial findings. A CT scan confirmed diagnosis. An emergency limited central pancreatic resection was performed. The outcome was excellent.

KEYWORDS:

Pancreatic injury; five-point harness; surgery; trauma

PMID:
27735226
DOI:
10.1080/00015458.2016.1242216
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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