Benign pneumoperitoneum after fiberoptic colonoscopy. A prospective study of 100 patients.

@article{Ecker1977BenignPA,
  title={Benign pneumoperitoneum after fiberoptic colonoscopy. A prospective study of 100 patients.},
  author={M D Ecker and Michael Goldstein and B Hoexter and Roger A Hyman and James B. Naidich and H. L. Stein},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1977},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={226-30}
}
A prospective study of 100 consecutive unselected patients undergoing both diagnostic and therapeutic firoptic colonoscopy was undertaken. Our incidence of colonic perforation is 1%, which is similar to the incidence reported in the literature. This study suggests that even when immediate postcolonoscopic supine and erect abdominal radiographs as well as pre- and postcolonoscopic total blood counts and enzyme levels to supplement clinical impressions are obtained, the incidence of perforation… CONTINUE READING