Intramural Duodenal Hematoma In 2-year Old Child

  • Dayanand Hota
  • Kamal Nain Rattan
  • Ahmad Khursheed
  • Manish Swami
  • Harish Bhardwaj
Keywords: Duodenal obstruction, Intramural duodenal hematoma, Bilious vomiting


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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Hota D, Rattan K, Khursheed A, Swami M, Bhardwaj H. Intramural Duodenal Hematoma In 2-year Old Child. ajcr [Internet]. 23Sep.2018 [cited 16Jun.2019];9(3):18. Available from: