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Medico-legal considerations in a case of splenic injury that occurred during colonoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22520377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Colonoscopy has became the gold standard diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for rectum and colon diseases. The splenic injury is a rare complication of colonoscopy and relatively few cases (less than 70) have been reported in the literature so far. Here we present a case of splenic rupture identified in an 80 year-old man few hours after an apparently uneventful colonoscopy. Acknowledging a causal relationship between the lesion and the diagnostic procedures, we discuss the possible medico-legal implications with regard to professional liability considering the exceptional nature of such an event and the stance recently taken by the Italian law.
Authors:
Chiara Zandonà; Stefania Turrina; Nicole Pasin; Domenico De Leo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1878-7487     ISO Abbreviation:  J Forensic Leg Med     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Verona, Policlinico G.B. Rossi, P.le L.A. Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy.
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