Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2005 Sep;31(3):171-174.

Colon Injury Caused by Coffee Enema

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yyb10604@plaza.snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Enema has been used to treat constipation. Injuries to colon and rectum during enema, whether mechanical, thermal, or chemical, can be life-threatening. Injudicious use of enema solutions not proven to be safe can also cause such injuries. We herewith report a case of colon injury caused by a coffee enema.

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Injury; Colon; Enema
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