Traumatic Pancreatitis and its Complications

Case report


S.A. Sami

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi,S.P.L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 6, No.2. July 1983:221-226


Injury to the pancreas occurs in about 5% of closed ubdonunal injuries, i/lost of which follows road trailc accidents. The pancreatic injuiy may remain undiagnosedfor some hours or days and may he overloo/.ed in the presence of other more obvious injuries. A case of traumatic pancreatitis due to a fall, ishich wa.s not apparent immediately after the injury, and which was followed by the developimient of pleural effusion, hyperglycaemia and pancreatic abscess is (lescri/wd. I/ic literature as regards diagnosis, complications and management of pancreatic trauma has been briefly reviewed with special reference to the complication of pancreatic abscess.

Keywords: Traumatic Pancreatitis and its Complications