The statement is made by Stern1 that traumatic pancreatitis, in which the pancreas is the only organ originally injured, is an exceedingly rare condition. The full and comprehensive review of the literature, as given by that author, is ample support to that statement. Whenever pancreatic fistula has developed following injury, the management of these cases has been perplexing and the mortality always high.
The management of one of these rare and interesting cases, wherein the pancreas was the only organ injured and in which healing was complete three weeks after the appearance of the fistula, is herewith described. The treatment used in this case was first suggested by Potter2 for duodenal fistula. I have been unable to find that this treatment has been used in the treatment of pancreatic fistula, prior to its use in the case reported here. Potter3 states that he has no knowledge of
Fast WK. THE TREATMENT OF PANCREATIC FISTULA FOLLOWING RUPTURE OF PANCREAS: REPORT OF A CASE. JAMA. 1930;95(22):1668–1669. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27210220001011