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ACUTE PANCREATITIS-SIGNS

Gastroenterology

ACUTE PANCREATITIS-SIGNS

1. Severe abdominal pain radiating to the back.

2. Erythema of the flanks caused by extravasated pancreatic exudates.

3. Cullen sign, a faint blue discoloration around the umbilicus, indicates hemoperitoneum.

4. Turner (or Grey-Turner) sign, a bluish/greenish discoloration of the flanks, results from tissue catabolism of hemoglobin from retroperitoneal blood dissecting along tissue planes.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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