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Upper gastrointestinal trauma. Analysis of 45 cases of gastric, duodenal or pancreatic injury

Bergqvist, D; Hedelin, H; Karlsson, G; Lindblad, B and Mätzsch, Thomas LU (1981) In Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica 147(8). p.637-643
Abstract
Injuries to the upper gastrointestinal tract occurring over a 30-year period in a geographically well defined region were analyzed. The incidence was low in comparison with other abdominal injuries, but duodenal and pancreatic injuries were increasingly common in the study's last decade. The stomach injuries were mainly caused by penetrating trauma. The duodenal and pancreatic injuries most commonly resulted from road-traffic accidents. Two duodenal injuries were overlooked at the initial exploration, in which the duodenum was incompletely exposed. Anastomotic insufficiency occurred in one of the three patients who underwent duodenal resection. Most of the pancreatic injuries were contusions that could be managed with drainage. The... (More)
Injuries to the upper gastrointestinal tract occurring over a 30-year period in a geographically well defined region were analyzed. The incidence was low in comparison with other abdominal injuries, but duodenal and pancreatic injuries were increasingly common in the study's last decade. The stomach injuries were mainly caused by penetrating trauma. The duodenal and pancreatic injuries most commonly resulted from road-traffic accidents. Two duodenal injuries were overlooked at the initial exploration, in which the duodenum was incompletely exposed. Anastomotic insufficiency occurred in one of the three patients who underwent duodenal resection. Most of the pancreatic injuries were contusions that could be managed with drainage. The pancreas was severely damaged in five patients, all of whom had multiple intra-abdominal injuries. Three of the five patients died before or during operation. (Less)
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Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica
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147
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637 - 643
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Almqvist & Wiksell
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  author       = {Bergqvist, D and Hedelin, H and Karlsson, G and Lindblad, B and Mätzsch, Thomas},
  issn         = {0001-5482},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {637--643},
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  series       = {Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Upper gastrointestinal trauma. Analysis of 45 cases of gastric, duodenal or pancreatic injury},
  volume       = {147},
  year         = {1981},
}