Splenic rupture after colonoscopy

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


In the Emergency Department, splenic rupture is commonly associated with blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma. A case of splenic rupture as a result of a routine colonoscopy is presented, followed by a literature review of this unusual complication. Emergency physicians should have a high index of suspicion for this complication when evaluating postcolonoscopy patients.

    loading  Loading Related Articles