Pancreatic injury from blunt abdominal trauma in childhood

V. Ruszinkó, P. Willner, A. Oláh

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Abstract

Background : Pancreatic trauma in children is relatively uncommon, but carries high morbidity and mortality rates when diagnosis is delayed. Preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic lesion might be difficult, especially in the case of isolated injury. Methodology : Authors analyse seven cases of pancreatic trauma in childhood. In three cases surgical intervention was required due to pancreatic transection with main pancreatic duct rupture. The injuries of the 5-10 years old male patients were diagnosed and operated on within 24 hours. Results : In two cases distal resection were performed with splenic preservation. In one case - where the operation was performed within 8 hours - preservation of the distal pancreas was also achieved by distal pancreatogastrostomy. The postoperative period was uneventful in all cases. Impaired glucose metabolism was not found in the operated cases during the follow up. Conclusions : Authors emphasise the importance of CT scan and the responsibility of the first attending physician regarding both diagnosis and correct surgical management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalActa Chirurgica Belgica
Volume105
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

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Abdominal Injuries
Nonpenetrating Wounds
Wounds and Injuries
Pancreatic Ducts
Delayed Diagnosis
Postoperative Period
Rupture
Pancreas
Morbidity
Physicians
Glucose
Mortality

Keywords

  • Blunt abdominal trauma
  • Pancreatic injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Pancreatic injury from blunt abdominal trauma in childhood. / Ruszinkó, V.; Willner, P.; Oláh, A.

In: Acta Chirurgica Belgica, Vol. 105, No. 3, 06.2005, p. 283-286.

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Ruszinkó, V, Willner, P & Oláh, A 2005, 'Pancreatic injury from blunt abdominal trauma in childhood', Acta Chirurgica Belgica, vol. 105, no. 3, pp. 283-286.
Ruszinkó, V. ; Willner, P. ; Oláh, A. / Pancreatic injury from blunt abdominal trauma in childhood. In: Acta Chirurgica Belgica. 2005 ; Vol. 105, No. 3. pp. 283-286.
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