Pediatric pancreatic trauma: predictors of nonoperative management failure and associated outcomes.

@article{Mattix2007PediatricPT,
  title={Pediatric pancreatic trauma: predictors of nonoperative management failure and associated outcomes.},
  author={Kelly D. Mattix and Monica Tataria and Jennifer G Holmes and Kirsten Kristoffersen and Rachel Brown and Jonathan Ira Groner and Eric S Scaife and David Mooney and Melonie Nance and L Scherer},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={340-4}
}
BACKGROUND Nonoperative management (NOM) is an accepted treatment of pediatric solid organ injuries and is typically successful. Blunt pancreatic trauma tends to require operative intervention more frequently. We sought to identify predictors of failure of NOM and compare the outcome of operative management against NOM. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed from January 1993 to December 2002 of all children with blunt pancreatic injuries from the trauma registries of 7 designated… CONTINUE READING

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