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The Management of Pancreatic Trauma
  1. Surg Lt Cdr MA Khan, Specialist Registrar in General Surgery1 and
  2. I Cameron, Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon2
  1. 1North Trent Rotation and Defence Medical Services
  2. 2Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham
  1. Department of Upper GI/HPB Surgery, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield manskhan{at}


Pancreatic trauma is an uncommon occurrence and so a consensus about optimal management is not readily available. Isolated pancreatic injury occurs only occasionally, as in the majority of cases there is concurrent visceral or vascular injury. Morbidity and mortality are related to delay in diagnosis, concurrent organ injury or the presence and extent of pancreatic duct injury.

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