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01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2014

Complete traumatic main pancreatic duct disruption treated endoscopically: a case report

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Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2014
Autoren:
Antonios Vezakis, Vasilios Koutoulidis, Georgios Fragulidis, Georgios Polymeneas, Andreas Polydorou
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1752-1947-8-173) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

AV and VK designed the report; AV and GF were attending doctors for the patient; AV and AP performed the endoscopic procedure; GF and GP organized the report; AV and VK wrote the paper and GP and AP gave the final approval. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Introduction

Pancreatic injury is uncommon and the management remains controversial. The integrity of the main pancreatic duct is considered the most important determinant for prognosis.

Case presentation

A 19-year-old Greek man was referred to our tertiary referral centre due to blunt abdominal trauma and an associated grade III pancreatic injury. He was haemodynamically stable and his initial treatment was conservative. Due to deterioration in his clinical symptomatology he underwent an endoscopy 20 days postinjury, where a stent was placed in the proximal pancreatic duct remnant and a bulging fluid collection of the lesser sac was drained transgastrically. He made an uneventful recovery and remains well 7 months postinjury, but a stricture with upstream dilatation of his main pancreatic duct has developed.

Conclusions

The clinical status of the patient rather than the grade of pancreatic injury should be the principal determinant to guide treatment. Endoscopic stenting and drainage is an attractive minimally invasive procedure and it may obviate the need for surgery. However, further investigation is required regarding the safety and outcome.

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