Table of Contents
HPB Surgery
Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 225-229
Case Report

Traumatic Duodenal Rupture and Avulsion of the Ampulla of Vater

1Department of Surgery, Goulburn Valley Base Hospital, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
2Department of Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, 5042, Australia

Received 14 December 1992; Accepted 14 December 1992

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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.