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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007 Jul;89(5):W20-1.

Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumoperitoneum, pneumoretroperitoneum and subcutaneous emphysema following diagnostic colonoscopy.

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Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. kmarwan@bigfoot.com

Abstract

Colonic perforation is an unusual complication of colonoscopy. We present a case of pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumoperitoneum and extensive subcutaneous emphysema resulting from a diagnostic colonoscopy. To our knowledge, only two such cases have been described previously.

PMID:
17688713
PMCID:
PMC2048627
DOI:
10.1308/147870807X188506
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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