Traumatic injuries of the pancreas: A rare event and a diagnostic challenge but associated with good long-term prognosis

Corina Kim-Fuchs, Eliane Angst, Beat Gloor & Daniel Candinas
Introduction: Only 1–5% of the patients with blunt abdominal trauma and 8% of the patients with penetrating trauma acquire an injury of the pancreas. Concurrent injuries are present in up to 70% of these patients, explaining the delay in the diagnosis of a pancreatic injuries. [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]