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Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 692–693 | Cite as

Splenic trauma following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

  • A. Y. Lo
  • M. Washington
  • M. G. Fischer
Case Reports

Abstract

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a safe diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Splenic injury after ERCP is extremely rare and only two cases have been reported in the English literature. A subscapsular splenic hematoma is reported after ERCP and the mechanism of injury and possible preventive measures are discussed.

Key words

ERCP Complication Splenic injury Splenic sub-capsular hematoma 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Y. Lo
    • 1
  • M. Washington
    • 1
  • M. G. Fischer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryBeth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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