Splenic injury: a rare complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

@article{Zyromski2004SplenicIA,
  title={Splenic injury: a rare complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.},
  author={Nicholas J Zyromski and Cathi M Camp},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={
          737-9
        }
}
Splenic injury is an extremely rare complication after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); to our knowledge, only seven such cases have previously been reported in the literature. Though the mechanism of splenic injury after ERCP is unclear, "bowing" of the endoscope in the "long position" with torsion on the greater curvature of the stomach may lead to splenic vascular or capsular avulsion. Other contributing factors potentially include excessive manipulation of the… CONTINUE READING

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