Intramural Duodenal Hematoma In 2-year Old Child
Background: Intramural hematoma of the duodenum is a rare cause of acquired duodenal obstruction. It is often a diagnostic dilemma and a high degree of suspicion is required to make an early and accurate diagnosis in children.
Case Report: A 2-year-old child presented with bilious vomiting and abdominal distension. X-ray abdomen showed high intestinal obstruction. Ultrasound and CT scan abdomen gave suspicion of pancreatic pseudo-cyst near head of pancreas. At surgery, an intramural hematoma of the duodenum was found and drained.
Conclusion: Intramural duodenal hematoma is a rare entity especially in children and should be considered in differential diagnosis of acquired duodenal obstruction.
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