Colonoscopic perforations.

  title={Colonoscopic perforations.},
  author={Farshid Y. Araghizadeh and Alan E. Timmcke and Frank G. Opelka and Terry C. Hicks and David E. Beck},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={44 5},
PURPOSE This study was designed to assess the medical and surgical treatment of colonoscopic perforations. METHODS A retrospective review of colonoscopic perforations from 1970 to 1999 was performed. RESULTS In 30 years, 34,620 colonoscopies resulted in 31 (0.09 percent) perforations. Eighteen (58 percent) resulted from therapeutic colonoscopies, whereas 13 (42 percent) occurred after diagnostic colonoscopies. Sixteen perforations (52 percent) were identified during the procedure, 13 (42… CONTINUE READING
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