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Splenic rupture: a case of massive hemoperitoneum following therapeutic colonoscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20535686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Colonoscopies are usually regarded as safe procedures with low complication rates and are recommended for anyone over the age of fifty for colon cancer screening. Splenic rupture is a rare complication of colonoscopy with few reported cases in the English literature. We present the only reported case of such a complication in the state of Hawai'i and the 44th reported case in the English literature. Physicians need to be more aware of the possibility of splenic rupture following colonoscopy to avoid delay of diagnosis and treatment of this life-threatening complication.
Authors:
Daniel Murariu; Sarah Takekawa; Nancy Furumoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hawaii medical journal     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0017-8594     ISO Abbreviation:  Hawaii Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2010-08-18     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984209R     Medline TA:  Hawaii Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Hawaii Medical Journal Copyright 2010.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Colonoscopy / adverse effects*
Female
Hemoperitoneum / etiology*
Humans
Middle Aged
Splenectomy
Splenic Rupture / complications,  etiology*,  surgery
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