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Splenic Injury and ERCP: A Possible Risk for Patients with Advanced Chronic PancreatitisGaffney R.R.a · Jain V.b · Moyer M.T.b
aDepartment of Internal Medicine and bDivision of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa., USA Corresponding Author
Ryan R. Gaffney, DO
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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.
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