Pediatric Trauma: Pancreatic Injury Management

December 23, 2015
Presentations by Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria, trauma medical director at Texas Children's hospital, a level 1 pediatric trauma center. Dr. Shawn St. Peter, professor of pediatric surgery in the department of Pediatric surgery at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Naik-Mathuria gives her presentation on non-operative management for pancreatic trauma. She discusses management strategies for injuries, pseudocyst formation, and the safeness of non-operative management for low-grade pancreatic injuries. Dr. Shawn St. Peter discusses pancreatic injury classification, pseudocyst formation among non-operative vs. operative management and comparisons, pancreatic enzyme levels, and the laparoscopic approach to distal pancreatectomy. The two presentations were followed my a comprehensive discussion between panel members and virtual guests. Topics covered in the discussion include duct disruption indication, initial injury, presentation time interval consideration, pancreatic function in children, and long-term diabetes development.

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