Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 666–667 | Cite as

Laparoscopic treatment of a sigmoid perforation after colonoscopy

Case report and review of literature
  • A. Mehdi
  • J. Closset
  • F. Gay
  • J. Deviere
  • J. -J. Houben
  • J. -P. Lambilliotte
Case Reports


The authors report a case of sigmoid colon perforation post colonoscopic polypectomy. Such perforation is rare and has been estimated to occur between 0.1 and 3% of the time. Surgical treatment is necessary when there is deterioration of the clinical state. In this reported case, surgical closure of the perforation was achieved by laparoscopy. We believe that this approach is effective for colonic suture, peritoneal lavage, and drainage.

Key words

Sigmoid perforation Laparoscopy Polypectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Mehdi
    • 1
  • J. Closset
    • 1
  • F. Gay
    • 1
  • J. Deviere
    • 1
  • J. -J. Houben
    • 1
  • J. -P. Lambilliotte
    • 1
  1. 1.Medico-Surgical Department of Gastro-Enterology, Hôspital ErasmeFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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