Retroperitoneal bleeding

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Retroperitoneal bleeding
Other namesRetroperitoneal hematoma, retroperitoneal hemorrhage
Transverse section, showing the relations of the capsule of the kidney. (Peritoneum is labeled at center right. Retroperitoneal space is behind peritoneum.)
SpecialtyGeneral surgery

Retroperitoneal bleeding refers to an accumulation of blood found in the retroperitoneal space.

It can present with Grey Turner's sign (flank bruising).

Causes include:


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