Splenic rupture as a complication of colonoscopy: Report of a case

Aravind Pothula, Joshua Lampert, Haggi Mazeh, David Eisenberg, Han Yu Shen

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Abstract

Colonoscopy is a common procedure with the rare complication of a splenic injury. The proposed mechanism of injury is excessive splenocolic ligament traction. The diagnosis is made by computed tomography and the treatment is determined by the patient's stability. Here we report a case of splenic injury during colonoscopy with failure to manage conservatively. A review of the literature and suggested guidelines are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery Today
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Splenic Rupture
Colonoscopy
Wounds and Injuries
Traction
Ligaments
Tomography
Guidelines
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Colonoscopy
  • Complication
  • Spleen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Splenic rupture as a complication of colonoscopy : Report of a case. / Pothula, Aravind; Lampert, Joshua; Mazeh, Haggi; Eisenberg, David; Shen, Han Yu.

In: Surgery Today, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 68-71.

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Pothula, A, Lampert, J, Mazeh, H, Eisenberg, D & Shen, HY 2010, 'Splenic rupture as a complication of colonoscopy: Report of a case', Surgery Today, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 68-71. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00595-008-3977-2
Pothula, Aravind ; Lampert, Joshua ; Mazeh, Haggi ; Eisenberg, David ; Shen, Han Yu. / Splenic rupture as a complication of colonoscopy : Report of a case. In: Surgery Today. 2010 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 68-71.
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