Cullen's sign. Definition

Medical Definition: Cullen's sign

Periumbilical ecchymosis, by extension of a hematoma in acute pancreatitis necrohemorrhagic through the round ligament of the liver. It is an exceptional sign necrohemorrhagic pancreatitis, because the bleeding of acute pancreatitis is preferably retroperitoneal and only if it is extensive and is located at the head of the pancreas may eventually extend to the liver by the lesser omentum. View necrohemorrhagic acute pancreatitis.

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