Grey-Turner sign. Definition

Medical Definition: Grey-Turner sign

Skin bruising in the lumbar region by extension of retroperitoneal hematoma caused by acute necrotic and hemorrhagic pancreatitis. It is a rare sign of necrotic and hemorrhagic pancreatitis, but it does indicate a large area of ??pancreatic necrosis and several days of evolution because it takes several days for blood to diffuse through the lumbar muscles to the skin. Therefore, it is a sign of extreme gravity. View necrohemorrhagic acute pancreatitis.

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