Signs
 

Grey-Turner’s Sign

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Bruising of the flanks.
    • Significance

    • A sign of retroperitoneal haemorrhage, along with Cullen's sign (bruising around the umbilicus).
    • Causes of Grey-Turner’s Sign

    • Pancreas - acute pancreatitis, trauma
    • Gynae - ruptured ectopic pregnancy, ovarian enlargement
    • GI - perforated duodenal ulcer
    • Liver - hepatocellular carcinoma, lymphoma, amoebic abscess
    • Spleen - splenic rupture
    • Vascular - ruptured AAA / internal iliac aneurysm
    • Iatrogenic
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