Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2010 Dec;41(6):382-384.

A Case of Splenic Rupture after Diagnostic Colonoscopy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Cheju Halla General Hospital, Cheju, Korea. jeonwj@gmail.com
  • 3Department of Radiology, Cheju Halla General Hospital, Cheju, Korea.

Abstract

Splenic injury during colonoscopy is a rare, but potentially life-threatening complication. We report here on the case of a 75-year-old female patient with a ruptured spleen after screening colonoscopy and we review the relevant literature.

Keyword

Colonoscopy; Splenic rupture; Splenic injury
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