Complications of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

@article{Chan1996ComplicationsOU,
  title={Complications of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.},
  author={Mary F Chan},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          287-303
        }
}
  • Mary F Chan
  • Published 1996 in
    Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North…
Complications of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy are uncommon. Approximately one complication occurs with every 1000 procedures. The mortality rate is estimated to be between 0.5 and 3 per 10,000 cases. Cardiopulmonary events comprise 50% of all major complications, and most of these events result from the medications used for conscious sedation. Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common complications are discussed; rare complications are mentioned. 
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