Diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic trauma in children is challenging. Grade I and II lesions of the pancreas (Organ Injury Scale of the American Association of Trauma) are generally treated non-operatively. However, the optimal treatment of pancreatic lesions with involvement of the pancreatic duct (grade III-V) has still to be determined. In this report, we describe a child with a grade III traumatic lesion of the pancreas, who was successfully treated conservatively. Furthermore, we discuss diagnostic and treatment strategies of paediatric pancreatic injuries.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 38, p. 2346-7