Revisiting the pancreaticoduodenectomy for trauma: a single institution's experience.

@article{Thompson2013RevisitingTP,
  title={Revisiting the pancreaticoduodenectomy for trauma: a single institution's experience.},
  author={Callie M Thompson and Sherene Shalhub and Zachary DeBoard and Ronald V. Maier},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={225-8}
}
BACKGROUND Major pancreaticoduodenal injury can be devastating even if identified and controlled early. To date, both morbidity and mortality have resisted the improvements achieved with many other life-threatening injuries, with reported mortalities of 31% to 50%. We sought to elucidate the impact of the initial operation in the management of severe pancreaticoduodenal injury. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients presenting to a single Level I trauma center who required… CONTINUE READING
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