Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2002 Aug;25(2):121-124.

A Case of the Main Pancreatic Duct Injury Due to Blunt Abdominal Trauma Cured by Conservative Management Including Octreotide Administration

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. chungjp@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Pancreatic trauma is uncommon, but carries high morbidity and mortality rates, especially when diagnosis is delayed or inappropriate surgery is attempted. The principal cause of pancreas specific complication and pancreas specific mortality is the presence of an injury to the pancreatic ductal system. It has been suggested that the main pancreatic duct injury is an indication of surgery or endoscopic therapy depending on the extent of leakage. Recently, we experienced a 53-year-old man who had an injury to the main pancreatic duct due to blunt abdominal trauma by a handlebar. Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography correctly diagnosed a leak at the main pancreatic duct, but his stable clinical condition and narrow main pancreatic duct precluded surgery or endoscopic therapy. Interestingly, this case was successfully treated by conservative management including octreotide administration.

Keyword

Pancreatic trauma; Pancreatic main duct; Injury; Octreotide
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