Spontaneous closure of a persistent post-traumatic pancreatic fistula in a child

incidental therapeutic effect of ERCP.

C. R. Thambidorai, Ismail Sagap, K. Y. Chan, A. Haron, A. Zulfiqar

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Abstract

A child with a post-tramatic pancreatic pseuodocyst developed pancreatic fistula, following percutaneous drainage of the cyst. The fistula output was about 120ml/day and lasted for a month. A diagnostic ERCP revealed main pancreatic duct disruption. The fistula output ceased over the next two days following the ERCP. The patient has been well for the past four years. This patient's immediate recovery after ERCP could possibly be due to dislodgement of a mucus plug by the contrast injected during ERCP. Such a mechanism can explain the previous sporadic reports of spontaneous cure of persistent pancreatic fistulae in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-122
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medical journal of Malaysia
Volume59
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

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Pancreatic Fistula
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Therapeutic Uses
Fistula
Pancreatic Ducts
Mucus
Cysts
Drainage

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Spontaneous closure of a persistent post-traumatic pancreatic fistula in a child : incidental therapeutic effect of ERCP. / Thambidorai, C. R.; Sagap, Ismail; Chan, K. Y.; Haron, A.; Zulfiqar, A.

In: The Medical journal of Malaysia, Vol. 59, No. 1, 03.2004, p. 120-122.

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