ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Postcolonoscopy acute appendicitis – our case series and a review of the literature

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ABSTRACT

Colonoscopy is a common diagnostic procedure for colon. Colonic perforation is a well-known iatrogenic complication of diagnostic colonoscopy. However, appendiceal involvement with inflammation or perforation is extremely rare and only a few cases of post-colonoscopy appendicitis have been reported so far. We describe a series of four cases operated in our clinic for acute appendicitis that developed in young age, shortly after colonoscopic examination for another pathology (irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular colonic disease, left iliac fossa and left flank pain).

Keywords: colonoscopy, acute appendicitis, post-colonoscopy appendicitis.

Full text sources https://doi.org/10.31688/ABMU.2018.53.4.19 How to Cite Email to Author


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Bogdan SOCEA
Emergency Clinical Hospital “Sfântul Pantelimon” General Surgery Clinic
Address: Șoseaua Pantelimon no. 340-342, 1st floor, Bucharest, Romania
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Socea B, Smaranda AC, Nica AA, Bratu OG, Diaconu CC, Baleanu VD, Davitoiu DV, Dimitriu M, Carap AC, Bobic S, Constantin VD. Postcolonoscopy acute appendicitis - our case series and a review of the literature. Arch Balk Med Union 2018;53(4): 599-602. DOI 10.31688/ABMU.2018.53.4.19