Management of blunt pancreatic trauma in children

  title={Management of blunt pancreatic trauma in children},
  author={Kosaku Maeda and Shigeru Ono and Katsuhisa Baba and Insu Kawahara},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
Blunt trauma to the abdomen accounts for the majority of abdominal injuries in children. Pancreatic injury is the fourth most common solid organ injury, following injuries to the spleen, liver and kidneys. The most common complications are the formation of pancreatic fistulae, pancreatitis and the development of pancreatic pseudocysts, which usually present several weeks after injury. The nonoperative management of minor pancreatic injury is well accepted; however, the treatment of more serious… CONTINUE READING
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