Post-traumatic duodenopancreatectomy in a child

Salman F., Emre A., Abbasoglu L., Carilli S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.14, no.4, pp.287-289, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2004-815877
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-289
  • Keywords: duodenal trauma, pancreatic trauma, Whipple operation
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


We describe a 5-year-old boy who complained of severe abdominal pain after a car accident. He was sitting on the lap of the driver and his abdomen was pressed closely between the pregnant driver and the steering wheel. At operation, associated injuries to the duodenum and pancreas were detected which could not be repaired. The transected pancreas and extensive duodenal injury underwent a Whipple-type reconstruction. On postoperative day six, the patient was re-operated due to extensive liver necrosis which was detected on abdominal computerized tomography and a partial liver resection was performed. He was discharged on day 16 after the second operation and has done well so far.