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Pancreatic Injuries

Blunt trauma like motor vehicle crashes, falls, bicycle crashes and violence causes most of the pancreatic injuries seen in young children.

In older children, a pancreatic injury may happen from a gunshot wound or knife wound that tears and cuts the organ. These types of injuries are known as penetrating injuries.

The pancreas is not well protected in children due to their thin abdominal walls and underdeveloped muscles, so they are more likely than an adult to have a pancreas injury.

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Description of the Pancreas

Symptoms of a Pancreatic Injury

Treatment for Pancreatic Injuries

After Discharge From the Hospital

Medications / Pain

Wound and Skin Care

Emotional Recovery

Preventive Actions

Follow-Up Care


Activity After Pancreatic Injury

Last Updated: 12/2013