Management of iatrogenic perforation.

  title={Management of iatrogenic perforation.},
  author={Rajesh V Putcha and J. Steven Burdick},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  volume={32 4},
Iatrogenic perforation of the gastrointestinal tract is a medical emergency and is inevitable. An endoscopist must maintain a high index of suspicion despite minimal or atypical symptoms and negative radiologic studies, because perforation is a complication with tremendous morbidity and mortality. The endoscopist must know how to manage this complication appropriately and to seek immediate surgical consultation. There is ongoing controversy about when a patient should undergo nonoperative or… CONTINUE READING
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