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Evaluation of pancreatic injury after blunt abdominal trauma.

Authors
  • Emmick, R H Jr
  • Petersen, S R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Emergency Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1996
Volume
27
Issue
5
Pages
658–661
Identifiers
PMID: 8629790
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pancreatic injury after blunt abdominal trauma can be subtle and delayed in its onset. We present a 24-year-old man who became jaundiced 16 days after he experienced blunt trauma. He was found to have an isolated pancreatic contusion. We discuss the initial evaluation for blunt pancreatic injury, the differential diagnosis of jaundice resulting from the trauma, and, finally, three methods of treating pancreatic contusions that cause jaundice.

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