Medline ® Abstract for Reference 73
Splenic trauma following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Lo AY, Washington M, Fischer MG
Surg Endosc. 1994;8(6):692.
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 subcapsular splenic hematoma is reported after ERCP and the mechanism of injury and possible preventive measures are discussed.
Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of Surgery, New York, NY 10003.