Splenic injury and ERCP: A possible risk for patients with advanced chronic pancreatitis

Ryan R. Gaffney, Vishal Jain, Matthew T. Moyer

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Abstract

Splenic injury is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of endoscopy, with very few cases of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-induced injury reported in the literature. Here we report a patient with chronic alcoholic pancreatitis who was diagnosed with a sub-capsular splenic laceration nearly 6 days after an ERCP. Clinicians should be alerted to the potential post-procedure complications associated with ERCP, particularly as this procedure is being utilized more frequently for the management of patients with complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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