Pancreas Trauma Hemorrhage: So Much Trouble from this Small Organ

  • Chad G. BallEmail author
  • Elijah Dixon


A 20 year-old male sustains a sword wound. During initial exploration, you identify a transected inferior vena cava, lacerated suprapancreatic portal vein and a near complete transection of both the right kidney and the pancreatic head. The patient’s physiology defines hostile.


Pancreas Hemorrhage Drainage Damage control 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care SurgeryUniversity of Calgary, Foothills Medical CentreCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Faculty of MedicineFoothills Medical CentreCalgaryCanada

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