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Splenic rupture after screening colonoscopy: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  20173607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Splenic rupture is a rare complication after colonoscopy, and to date there are only 46 reported cases in the English-language literature. Presented is a case report of splenic rupture after screening colonoscopy that resulted in laparotomy and splenectomy within 24 hours of the original procedure. The article covers the hypothesized mechanisms of injury, various precautions to take during colonoscopy, suggested diagnostic algorithm, determining factors in treatment, and vaccine regimen. The article concludes by stating that as the number of colonoscopies increase, so will the prevalence of associated complications, and that physicians are encouraged to understand this paradigm shift.
Christopher DuCoin; Emeka Acholonu; Andrew Ukleja; Florencia Cellini; Ismael Court; Nemer Dabage; Samuel Szomstein; Raul J Rosenthal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1534-4908     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888751     Medline TA:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e31-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA.
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