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Colonoscopy or Sigmoidoscopy Perforation Risk Factors

Purpose:

To identify a patient at risk for bowel perforation associated with endoscopic examination of the colon.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, selection

ICD-10:

T85.5

Description:

Perforation of the colon is a rare complication associated with colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. Gatto et al identified risk factors for perforation in patients having endoscopy of the colon. Perforation is important to recognize since it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

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