SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Iatrogenic perforation is the most feared complication of colonoscopy and often culminates in peritonitis, septic shock with a mortality rate up to 25 %. Although most colonic perforations are intra peritoneal, extra peritoneal perforation have also been reported. However, a combination of both is extremely rare and only 7 such cases exist in the literature. While free air under the diaphragm suggests intraperitoneal perforation, extra peritoneal perforation is evidenced by pneumoretroperitonium, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, pneumothorax and often subcutaneous emphysema.