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Vol. 6, No. 1, 2012
Issue release date: January – April
Section title: Published: March 2012

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Case Rep Gastroenterol 2012;6:162–165

Splenic Injury and ERCP: A Possible Risk for Patients with Advanced Chronic Pancreatitis

Gaffney 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
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Ryan R. Gaffney, DO

Department of Internal Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

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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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Abstract of Published: March 2012

Published online: March 31, 2012
Issue release date: January – April

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 0

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eISSN: 1662-0631 (Online)

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