AffiliationUniv Arizona, Med Ctr, Dept Pulm Crit Care
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PublisherAMER COLL GASTROENTEROLOGY
CitationHemoperitoneum as a Consequence of Colonoscopy 2016, 3 (4) ACG Case Reports Journal
JournalACG Case Reports Journal
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AbstractHemoperitoneum without evidence of organ damage is a rare complication of colonoscopy. It is most frequently seen in association with splenic rupture due to traction on the splenocolic ligament. In our case, we present a 48-year-old cirrhotic man who developed peritoneal bleeding during a diagnostic colonoscopy for iron deficiency anemia. However, he was without signs of splenic damage or colon perforation. We suggest that the most likely source of bleeding is a ruptured portal-caval collateral vessel based on a computed tomography performed following the procedure.
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