Percutaneous drainage treatment of traumatic pancreatic rupture with pancreatic transection

Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Feb;33(2):102-5.
Martinez-Ramos D, Cifrián-Pérez M, García-Vila JH, Salvador-Sanchís JL, Hoashi JS.
Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Feb;33(2):102-5.
Drenaggio percutaneo sotto guida ecografica, in pseudocisti pancreatica traumatica, è stato associato alla somministrazione di octreotide
Octreotide/pseudocisti pancreatica traumatica.

Management of traumatic pancreatic pseudocyst associated with pancreatic duct laceration is controversial. Surgical therapy has been clasically considered the treatment of choice for those pseudocysts. However, several authors have published good results with percutaneous drainage. Percutaneous drainage can be performed easily, with minimal complication and may facilitate the resolution of a pseudocyst. We present a case of a 16-year-old boy who sustained blunt abdominal trauma in a vehicle accident. A large pancreatic pseudocyst developed, with complete disruption of the main pancreatic duct. Percutaneous drainage under ultrasound guidance was performed and was associated with the administration of octreotide (to inhibit exocrine pancreatic secretion). The drainage flow decreased gradually until ceasing, and the pseudocyst disappeared.