Splenic rupture as a complication of colonoscopy: Report of a case

Aravind Pothula, Joshua Lampert, Haggi Mazeh, David Eisenberg, Han Yu Shen

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Colonoscopy is a common procedure with the rare complication of a splenic injury. The proposed mechanism of injury is excessive splenocolic ligament traction. The diagnosis is made by computed tomography and the treatment is determined by the patient's stability. Here we report a case of splenic injury during colonoscopy with failure to manage conservatively. A review of the literature and suggested guidelines are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Colonoscopy
  • Complication
  • Spleen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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