Table 1

Details of patients with colonoscopic perforation (CP)

Age, Sex

Endoscopic procedure

Endoscopist

Perforated site

Possible mechanism of CP


77 M*

D (FS)

Staff

Sigmoid colon

SHAFT

76 F

D

Staff

Sigmoid colon

SHAFT

88 M*

D

Staff

Sigmoid colon

SHAFT

76 F*

D

Trainee

Sigmoid colon

SHAFT

34 M*

D

Trainee

Transverse colon

SHAFT

64 F*

D

Staff

Sigmoid colon

TIP

81 M

D

Trainee

Sigmoid colon

TIP

79 M

D

Trainee

Sigmoid colon

Accidental entry to a large diverticulum

27 F

T (hot biopsy)

Trainee

Sigmoid colon

SHAFT

46 M*

T (hot biopsy)

Staff

Sigmoid colon

TIP

64 M*

T (hot biopsy)

Staff

Sigmoid colon

TIP

79 F*

T (cold biopsy)

Staff

Transverse colon

TIP

37 F*

T (snare polypectomy)

Trainee

Sigmoid colon

Transmural biopsy

53 F*

T (snare polypectomy)

Staff

Sigmoid colon

Transmural biopsy

59 F

T (pneumatic dilatation of benign stricture)

Staff

Stricture site

Over-stretching of the benign stricture


* Previously reported in Lohsiriwat et al. [3]

Note: One perforation occurred during flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS).

Abbreviation: D = Diagnostic endoscopy, T = Therapeutic endoscopy, TIP = mechanical trauma from the tip of scope, SHAFT = mechanical trauma from the shaft of scope

Lohsiriwat et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2009 9:71   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-9-71

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