Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an invasive procedure with significant complications. Splenic hematoma is an extremely rare but known complication following ERCP that has been increasingly reported in the past several years. We report the case of a 44-year-old patient with a history of sleeve gastrectomy who underwent an ERCP that was complicated by both acute pancreatitis and splenic hematoma. She was managed conservatively under close monitoring in the intensive care unit. Clinicians should be aware of this potentially life-threatening complication to make a prompt diagnosis and begin early appropriate management.
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Al Momani, Laith; Karar, Shoura; Shipley, Lindsey C.; Locke, Allison; and Swenson, James. 2018. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography–Induced Splenic Injury in a Patient With Sleeve Gastrectomy. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports. Vol.6 https://doi.org/10.1177/2324709618779417