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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 21, 2013; 19(47): 9003-9011
Published online Dec 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i47.9003
Table 1 Computed tomographic signs of pancreatic injury
Specific signsFracture of the pancreas
Pancreatic laceration
Focal or diffuse pancreatic enlargement/edema
Pancreatic hematoma
Active bleeding/extravasation of intravenous contrast
Fluid separating the splenic vein from posterior aspect of pancreas
Non-specific signsInflammatory changes in peripancreatic fat and mesentery
Fluid surrounding the superior mesenteric artery
Thickening of the left anterior renal fascia
Pancreatic ductal dilatation
Acute pseudocyst formation/peripancreatic fluid collection
Fluid in the anterior and posterior pararenal spaces
Fluid in transverse mesocolon and lesser sac
Hemorrhage into peripancreatic fat, mesocolon and mesentery
Extraperitoneal fluid
Intraperitoneal fluid