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.