Successful Colonoscopic Decompression of Colon After Development of an Early Postoperative Obstruction at the Stapled Anastomosis After an Anterior Colectomy and Early Chemotherapy: A Case Report

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Abstract

A case report describing the successful colonoscopic decompression and catheter drainage of an early postoperative large bowel obstruction caused by swelling at the stapled anastomosis after the initiation of chemotherapy. Our case illustrates that colonoscopy can be successful in managing early postoperative bowel obstruction secondary to swelling at the stapled colonic anastomosis.

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