Transient megacolon after gastroscopy

Nirmal S Mann, A. J. Sachdev

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Abstract

Fiberoptic endoscopy is now widely used in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Endoscopic examination of esophagus, stomach, and duodenum with the modern instruments is relatively safe, the perforation rate being 1.3/1,000 examinations. The authors describe an unusual complication of fiberoptic gastroscopy, viz transient megacolon, which resembled an acute surgical condition of the abdomen. However, unnecessary surgery was avoided by obtaining a roentgenogram and the patient's problem was resolved with conservative management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-756
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume70
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Transient megacolon after gastroscopy. / Mann, Nirmal S; Sachdev, A. J.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 70, No. 6, 1977, p. 755-756.

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Mann, NS & Sachdev, AJ 1977, 'Transient megacolon after gastroscopy', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 70, no. 6, pp. 755-756.
Mann, Nirmal S ; Sachdev, A. J. / Transient megacolon after gastroscopy. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1977 ; Vol. 70, No. 6. pp. 755-756.
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