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Isolated pancreatic injury following blunt abdominal trauma in a child

Sandeep Jain, Parag Telang, M.A. Joshi, Sandhya Prabhakar

Keywords : Child, main pancreatic duct, pancreas/injuries, preschool

Citation Information : Jain S, Telang P, Joshi M, Prabhakar S. Isolated pancreatic injury following blunt abdominal trauma in a child. Indian J Crit Care Med 2007; 11 (2):96-98.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.33393

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2007; The Author(s).


Pancreatic injury following blunt abdominal trauma is rare as compared to other visceral organs. Isolated injury to the pancreas is even more rare. The clinical presentation is subtle resulting in delayed treatment with high morbidity and mortality. A three-year-old female child presented with vomiting 18h following a motor vehicle accident. She was hemodynamically stable with no external signs of injury. Investigations revealed hyperamylasemia and isolated grade III pancreatic injury. Laparotomy with distal pancreatic resection and splenectomy was done. A high degree of clinical suspicion with due consideration to the mechanism of injury is the key to good outcome in these patients. Major ductal injury is the critical issue in the management and a number of therapeutic choices are available specific to the location of the insult.

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