Interventional gastroenterology

Endoscopists given guidelines to manage perforation risk

Consensus guidelines on the management of iatrogenic colonoscopy perforations (ICP) have highlighted the importance of early diagnosis and early initiation of treatment. The World Society of Emergency Surgery guidelines say iatrogenic perforations are an infrequent but severe complication of colonoscopy, and there have been no guidelines for management until now. They note that while 40-60% of ...

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