Non-operative management of traumatic pancreatic pseudocysts associated with pancreatic duct laceration in children

Pediatr Radiol. 1998 Jan;28(1):5-8. doi: 10.1007/s002470050282.


Objective. To assess the successful non-operative management in traumatic pancreatic pseudocysts (TPP) associated with duct laceration in children. Surgical therapy (cystogastrostomy or distal pancreatectomy with splenic salvage) has been classically considered the treatment of choice for those pseudocysts. Materials and methods. This report presents the clinical and imaging findings in two children with TPP and pancreatic duct disruption observed either on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or injection via catheter drainage. Results. Both children responded to long-term cyst drainage. Conclusion. Although the experience is limited, the authors suggest that pancreatic injury associated with duct laceration can respond to non-operative management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Drainage
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pancreas / injuries*
  • Pancreatic Ducts / injuries*
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst / etiology
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst / therapy*
  • Somatostatin / administration & dosage


  • Somatostatin