* Blunt force trauma of the abdomen
* Patient is hemodynamically stable
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* Linear zone of hypodensity through the pancreatic body on both phases
* Surrounding fluid with relatively high-density retroperitoneal AND intraperitoneal
Note that the pancreas may appear normal in 20%-40% of patients when CT is performed within 12 h after trauma
MRCP may be useful to evaluate the integrity of the pancreatic duct
* Complete laceration of the pancreatic body: AAST Grade III
* Require surgery within 24h
* Possible complications: fistula, pseudocyst, pancreatitis, abscesses, hemorrhage, pseudo-aneurysm
* Usually, injuries of other organs as well
Treatment in this case: distal pancreatectomy and closing of main pancreatic duct transsection, discharge to hospital in home country after 2 weeks
* Extra-axial CP angle mass.
* Heterogenous low signal intensity on T2.
* Intense enhancement on post-contrast images with thickening and enhancement of the tentorium cerebelli.
* No intracanalicular extension. Differential diagnosis: Schwannoma, ependymoma, metastasis