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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-52

Endoscopic management of colonoscopy-related perforation


Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Stanley Khoo
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jde.JDE_74_17

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Colonoscopy-related perforation is a rare but serious complication. The type of perforation depends on whether it was caused by a diagnostic examination or as a sequelae to a therapeutic procedure. Although traditionally managed by surgery, endoscopic management is increasingly used. This review focuses on the currently available methods of endoscopic management following colonoscopy-related perforation, together with a brief review of their efficacy. With better development of endoscopic accessories such as through-the-scope and over-the-scope clips, and increasing experience by endoscopists, it is now recommended that endoscopic management should be the preferred initial treatment modality of colonoscopy-related perforation.


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