Mechanical small bowel obstruction precipitated by colonoscopy


Mechanical small bowel obstruction (SBO) is rare complication of colonoscopy. We present a patient who developed SBO 24 h after surveillance colonoscopy. Four years prior to this procedure, he had undergone augmentation cecocystoplasty with continent ileal conduit. He subsequently underwent laparotomy and lysis of a band adhesion that caused extrinsic compression of the ileum proximal to ileotransverse colostomy. We further review the literature, describe the salient features of colononoscopy-induced bowel obstruction, and identify the risk factors for this unusual complication.

DOI: 10.1007/s00464-002-4543-4

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@article{Raghavendran2002MechanicalSB, title={Mechanical small bowel obstruction precipitated by colonoscopy}, author={Krishnan Raghavendran and Janelle M. Novak and Jeffrey L Amodeo and Mahmoud N. Kulaylat}, journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques}, year={2002}, volume={17}, pages={1496-1496} }