Complications of colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy

J. D. Waye, O. Kahn, M. E. Auerbach

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Complications can occur during both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Most statistics concerning complications are based on reports generated when colonoscopy was in its infancy. This article examines the diagnosis and treatment of complications that arise during the course of both colonoscopy and polypectomy. Surgery may not be required in all cases. The criteria for operative or nonoperative treatment are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-377
Number of pages35
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996


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