Colonoscopy is largely performed in daily clinical practice for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Although infrequent, different complications may occur during the examination, mostly related to the operative procedures. These complications range from asymptomatic and self-limiting to serious, requiring a prompt medical, endoscopic or surgical intervention. In this review, the complications that may occur during colonoscopy are discussed, with a particular focus on prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutic approaches.

Complications during colonoscopy: prevention, diagnosis, and management

AREZZO, Alberto;VERRA, Mauro;
2015-01-01

Abstract

Colonoscopy is largely performed in daily clinical practice for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Although infrequent, different complications may occur during the examination, mostly related to the operative procedures. These complications range from asymptomatic and self-limiting to serious, requiring a prompt medical, endoscopic or surgical intervention. In this review, the complications that may occur during colonoscopy are discussed, with a particular focus on prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutic approaches.
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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10151-015-1344-z
Colon, complications, colonoscopy, lower endoscopy, perforation, bleeding
Manta, R; Tremolaterra, F; Arezzo, A; Verra, M; Galloro, G; Dioscoridi, L; Pugliese, F; Zullo, A; Mutignani, M; Bassotti, G
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