Management of pancreatic and duodenal trauma.

  title={Management of pancreatic and duodenal trauma.},
  author={Margaret Wynn and Dawn Martin Hill and Denis R Miller and Kenneth S. Waxman and Marg Eisner and Alan B. Gazzaniga},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={150 3},
Eighty-four patients were treated for pancreatic or duodenal injuries or both over a 13 year period. Isolated contusion of the duodenum was managed by drainage only, and disruption was managed with primary closure, coverage of the closure with a serosal patch, and drainage. Patients with distal pancreatic injuries that involved the body or tail of the pancreas and were total or near-total transections underwent distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. The difficult areas of management continue to… CONTINUE READING

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