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Title: A rare case report of small bowel obstruction following colonoscopy
Authors: Kelly, Tetyana ;Liebenberg, Paul ;Cohen, Adrian 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Feb-2019
Source: 2019(2):rjz049
Journal title: Journal of surgical Case Reports
Department: General Surgery
Abstract: Bowel obstruction following colonoscopy is very rare. We present a case of a 53-year-old female who underwent elective colonoscopy and haemorrhoidectomy. She developed generalized abdominal pain and distension with CT findings suggestive of small bowel obstruction. The patient underwent an emergency laparotomy, which revealed ischemic small bowel which had internally herniated through an adhesional band around cecum. Bowel ischemia recovered following adhesiolysis and the patient was spared from having a bowel resection. She recovered well after 2 days in ICU. We present a very rare case of small bowel obstruction following routine colonoscopy.
DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjz049
ISSN: 2042-8812
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Gastrointestinal Tract
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
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