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Diagnosing Splenic Rupture Associated with Colonoscopy

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for a possible splenic rupture after colonoscopy using the algorithm of Ahmed et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, complications, options

ICD-10:

S36.0, T85.5

Description:

Ahmed et al developed an algorithm for evaluating patients with possible splenic rupture occurring as a complication of colonoscopy. Although rare splenic rupture needs to be treated appropriately to prevent serious complications. The authors are from Stanford and Brown Universities.

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