Traumatic duodenal rupture and avulsion of the ampulla of Vater

HPB Surg. 1994;7(3):225-9. doi: 10.1155/1994/12435.


Duodenal injury following blunt abdominal trauma is uncommon. The severity of injury can vary from an intramural haematoma to a duodenal rupture with associated transection of the pancreatic duct. A case of duodenal rupture with avulsion of the ampulla of Vater is presented and discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / pathology
  • Adolescent
  • Ampulla of Vater / injuries*
  • Duodenum / injuries*
  • Hockey / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Rupture
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / pathology*