Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2003 Sep;27(3):162-165.

A Case of Ischemic Colitis Following Colonoscopy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. mich77@unitel.co.kr

Abstract

Ischemic colitis can be caused either by vascular or colonic wall factor or by both. Shunting of blood away from the mucosa may contribute to ischemia of the colon, but the mechanism of ischemia is not known. Ischemic colitis precipitated by colonoscopy has rarely been reported. Potentially air insufflation or mechanical effect during colonoscopic examination can cause ischemic colitis as a colonic wall factor. Recently, we experienced a case of ischemic colitic, which had been developed several hours after colonoscopic polypectomy. So we report this case with brief review of literature.

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Ischemic colitis; Colonoscopy
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