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CT imaging findings of complications of optical colonoscopy

Abstract

Colonoscopy is one of the most commonly performed endoscopic procedures and remains the most commonly used screening modality method for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in the USA. Although serious complications of fiberoptic colonoscopy are uncommon due to technical advances, due to increasing number of colonoscopy procedures, post-procedural complications are not uncommonly encountered in the routine clinical practice. Also, as some of the post-colonoscopy complications are life threatening, it is important to diagnose them early so that timely treatment measures can be taken to decrease mortality and morbidity. In this review, we present a case-based illustration of the utility of CT to detect complications of colonoscopy including bowel perforation, hemorrhage, splenic injury, and postpolypectomy syndrome.

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Keraliya, A., Yu, H. & Uyeda, J. CT imaging findings of complications of optical colonoscopy. Emerg Radiol (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10140-022-02058-w

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Keywords

  • Colonoscopy complications
  • Computed tomography
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Postpolypectomy syndrome