What are the risk factors of colonoscopic perforation?

@inproceedings{Lohsiriwat2009WhatAT,
  title={What are the risk factors of colonoscopic perforation?},
  author={Varut Lohsiriwat and Sasithorn Sujarittanakarn and Thawatchai Akaraviputh and Narong Lertakyamanee and Darin Lohsiriwat and Udom Kachinthorn},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Knowledge of the factors influencing colonoscopic perforation (CP) is of decisive importance, especially with regard to the avoidance or minimization of the perforations. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors of CP in one of the endoscopic training centers accredited by the World Gastroenterology Organization. METHODS The prospectively collected data were reviewed of all patients undergoing either colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy at the Faculty… CONTINUE READING
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