Splenic rupture following colonoscopy: two cases with CT findings.

Title

Splenic rupture following colonoscopy: two cases with CT findings.

Creator

Johnson Craig; Mader Michael; Edwards D Makana; Vesy Thomas

Publisher

Emergency radiology

Date

2006
2006-10

Description

Splenic injury following colonoscopy is extremely rare. We report a 75-year-old woman and a 35-year-old woman who presented to the emergency room with left upper quadrant and left shoulder pain following colonoscopy. Both patients were diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) with splenic injuries and hemoperitoneum. One patient was successfully managed conservatively, and one patient needed emergent open splenectomy. The possibility of splenic injury should be considered in post-colonoscopy patients with left upper quadrant or left shoulder pain.

Subject

*Tomography; Abdominal Pain/diagnostic imaging/etiology; Adult; Aged; Colonoscopy/*adverse effects; Female; Hemoperitoneum/diagnostic imaging/etiology/surgery; Hemorrhage/diagnostic imaging/etiology/surgery; Humans; Shoulder Pain/diagnostic imaging/etiology; Splenectomy; Splenic Rupture/*diagnostic imaging/*etiology/surgery; X-Ray Computed

Rights

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Pages

47–49

Issue

1

Volume

13

Citation

Johnson Craig; Mader Michael; Edwards D Makana; Vesy Thomas, “Splenic rupture following colonoscopy: two cases with CT findings.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3212.

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