Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques

, Volume 17, Issue 9, pp 1496–1496 | Cite as

Mechanical small bowel obstruction precipitated by colonoscopy

  • K. Raghavendran
  • J. M. Novak
  • J. L. Amodeo
  • M. N. Kulaylat
Case report


Mechanical small bowel obstruction (SBO) is rare complication of colonoscopy. We present a patient who developed SBO 24 h after surveillance colonoscopy. Four years prior to this procedure, he had undergone augmentation cecocystoplasty with continent ileal conduit. He subsequently underwent laparotomy and lysis of a band adhesion that caused extrinsic compression of the ileum proximal to ileotransverse colostomy. We further review the literature, describe the salient features of colononoscopy-induced bowel obstruction, and identify the risk factors for this unusual complication.


Bowel obstruction Complications Colonoscopy Ileocecal valve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Raghavendran
    • 1
  • J. M. Novak
    • 2
  • J. L. Amodeo
    • 1
  • M. N. Kulaylat
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryState University of New York at Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215USA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineState University of New York at Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215USA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryState University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY 14215USA

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