Critical decisions in the management of endoscopic perforations of the colon.

@article{Clements2000CriticalDI,
  title={Critical decisions in the management of endoscopic perforations of the colon.},
  author={Ronald H. Clements and Lawrence M Jordan and William Austin Webb},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={91-3}
}
The ideal management of suspected colon perforation following colonoscopy remains elusive because the incidence is only 0.1 to 2.0 per cent. The patient with obvious perforation deserves immediate exploration, but the patient with equivocal findings poses a diagnostic dilemma. We propose an algorithm based on the results of water-soluble contrast enema that… CONTINUE READING