Pancreatic pseudocyst in a child due to blunt andominal trauma during a football game

Hippokratia. 2012; 16 (1): 71-73

A. Giakoustidis, N. Antoniadis, I. Giorgakis, G. Tsoulfas, E. Dimitriadis, D. Giakoustidis


Pancreatic pseudocyst in children due to abdominal trauma is a rare entity. We report a 14-year-old boy suffering from acute pancreatitis due to blunt abdominal trauma that occurred during a football game, and resulted in a large pseudocyst formation. The child was treated conservatively for the post traumatic acute pancreatitis for 4 weeks and thereafter he was followed up for another 2 weeks. At the end of the 6 weeks after the first insult, the child underwent an open cystgastrostomy. Postoperative course was uneventful and the child was discharged on the 6th postoperative day.