Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

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Pain in the Neck Following Colonoscopy


Vanessa Cubas and Peter William Waterland

Colonoscopy remains a widely used diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. However, like any invasive investigation it has the potential of complications; extraperitoneal perforation with pneumoretroperitoneum and subcutaneous emphysema being an extremely rare example.

We report such a case in a57 year old woman who presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain and diffuse chest, neck and facial surgical emphysema following a routine colonoscopy with hot snarepolypectomy.


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