Korean J Gastroenterol.  2020 Aug;76(2):83-87. 10.4166/kjg.2020.76.2.83.

Pneumothorax Following Gastric Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dong-A University Hospital, Busan, Korea

Abstract

An endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is used widely as an alternative treatment to a surgical resection for early gastric neoplasticlesions. Among the unusual complications of gastric EMR, perforation is usually manifested as a pneumoperitoneum. Thispaper reports a patient with a left-side pneumothorax without pneumoperitoneum as a complication of gastric EMR. The patientdeveloped a left side pneumothorax after gastric EMR in the gastric fundus and recovered without further complications afterconservative treatment, including endoscopic clipping.

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Endoscopic mucosal resection; Complication; Perforation; Pneumothorax
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