Splenic rupture from colonoscopy. A report of two cases and review of the literature.

Title

Splenic rupture from colonoscopy. A report of two cases and review of the literature.

Creator

Espinal E A; Hoak T; Porter J A; Slezak F A

Publisher

Surgical endoscopy

Date

1997
1997-01

Description

Splenic injury after colonoscopy is rare. Only 15 cases previously have been reported in the English literature. Partial capsular avulsion is the proposed mechanism of injury. Any condition causing increased splenocolic adhesions may be a predisposing factor to splenic injury. Two cases of splenic injury following colonoscopy are reported in addition to a complete review of the literature.

Subject

Colonoscopy/*adverse effects; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Middle Aged; Spleen/injuries; Splenectomy; Splenic Rupture/*etiology/surgery; Tomography; X-Ray Computed

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

71–73

Issue

1

Volume

11

Citation

Espinal E A; Hoak T; Porter J A; Slezak F A, “Splenic rupture from colonoscopy. A report of two cases and review of the literature.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3198.

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