Korean J Med.  2010 Sep;79(3):285-288.

A case of colonoscopy-induced right-sided ischemic colitis in a patient with no risk factor

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. parksj6460@yahoo.co.kr


Ischemic colitis is the most common form of intestinal ischemia. Although there are a variety of causes, the most common mechanism is acute, self-limited compromise in intestinal blood flow. Most cases of ischemic colitis are transient and resolve spontaneously, but right colon involvement is associated with poor outcome. Colonoscopy is the gold standard for the identification of colonic ischemia; however, very rarely, colonoscopy itself may induce ischemic colitis in patients with underlying predisposing factors, such as connective tissue disorders. We experienced a case of ischemic colitis of the right colon, following colonoscopy in a patient without risk factors.


Ischemic colitis; Colonoscopy
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