Title: Isolated Traumatic Rupture of Duodenum
Authors: Dr S. Prathyusha, Dr Alok Mazumdar
Isolated duodenal perforation (IDP) in pediatric trauma is rarely reported. Since most of the children with blunt trauma are managed expectantly, timely diagnosis is imperative to avoid morbidity and mortality. Isolated duodenal injury is an uncommon finding, accounting for about 3 - 5% of abdominal trauma, mainly resulting from both penetrating and blunt trauma and is associated with significant mortality (6 - 25%) and morbidity (30 - 60%)1,2,3.
Keywords: blunt trauma abdomen, duodenal injury.