Direct epigastric blow compressing pancreas against vertebral column resulting in blunt trauma
Injury to pancreas from penetrating object
Trauma affects proportionately larger areas, l...
Diffuse or epigastric
Often out of proportion to physical exam and vital signs
Airway management, resuscitation as indicated with crystalloids, colloids, or blood products
All patients with suspected pancreatic injuries must be admitted.
Abdominal pain after blunt trauma requires serial exam and observation for 24–72 hr.
Always consider pancreatic injury when evaluating abdominal or back trauma, both blunt and penetrating.
Beware of nearby vascular injuries.
Assess for related injuries.
Choose the bes...
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863.84 Injury to pancreas, multiple and unspecified sites, without mention of open wound into cavity
863.94 Injury to pancreas, multiple and unspecified sites, with open wound into cavity
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