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Experiences with Pancreaticoduodenal Injuries at a Single Institute
Jin Beom Cho, Jun Hyun Lee, Do Sang Lee
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2013;26(4):266-272
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Department of Surgery, Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
Received: 8 October 2013   • Revised: 19 December 2013   • Accepted: 19 December 2013

Although the duodenum and the pancreas are protected by surrounding organs and have a low probability of injury during trauma, the mortality and the morbidity due to complications is high. This report includes the pancreaticoduodenal injuries we observed that were treated at a single institute.
The medical records of patients admitted to our institute between 2001 and 2012 for pancreaticoduodenal injury were retrospectively reviewed.
In our hospital, between 2001 and 2012, 15 patients were admitted for a pancreaticoduodenal injury. All patients experienced blunt trauma, 6 of whom were involved in traffic accidents and 9 of whom received injuries from physical assault. Most of the patients were men(13 of 15 patients, 86%) with a mean age of 23 years (range, 5-39 years). All patients were admitted to the emergency center and managed by the surgeons on duty. The mean value of the injury severity score was 22. The mortality rate was 6%(1 of 15 patients). Seven of the fourteen surviving patients(50%) had duodenal injury, 6 patients(42%) had a pancreatic injury, and 1 patient(7%) had a combined pancreaticoduodenal injury. The surgical procedures were targeted at damage control.
In conclusion, we believe that damage control surgery is the optimal management for a pancreaticoduodenal injury.

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