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Pancreatic trauma in a child
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  1. J A Gilchrist1,
  2. P S Broadley2,
  3. R N Shawis3
  1. 1Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust
  3. 3Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Gilchrist (Jude3{at}eggconnect.net)

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A 7 year old boy presented to the accident and emergency (A&E) department with an abdominal injury after a fall onto a bedpost while playing. He initially felt “dizzy” and went to bed but was brought to A&E six hours after the fall complaining of abdominal pain. On initial assessment he was pale and clammy with a capillary refill time of four seconds. Heart rate was …

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