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Imaging Complications of Gastrointestinal and Biliopancreatic Endoscopy Procedures

  • Massimo Tonolini


  • Describes and illustrates both common and unusual complications

  • Assists the practitioner in timely diagnosis and treatment of complications

  • Highlights the pivotal role of multidetector computed tomography


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Massimo Tonolini
    Pages 1-3
  3. Complications of Upper Digestive Endoscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Alessandra Dell’Era
      Pages 7-11
    3. Brice Malgras, Athur Berger, Paul Bazeries, Christophe Aubé, Philippe Soyer
      Pages 27-39
  4. Complications of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

  5. Complications of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Endoscopic Biliopancreatic Interventions

  6. Complications of Colonoscopy and Colorectal Interventional Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Emilia Bareggi, Alessandra Dell’Era
      Pages 113-117
    3. Anna Ravelli, Alessandro Campari, Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 119-126
    4. Alessandro Campari, Anna Ravelli, Massimo Tonolini
      Pages 127-134
    5. Brice Malgras, Athur Berger, Paul Bazeries, Christophe Aubé, Mourad Boudiaf, Philippe Soyer
      Pages 141-148

About this book


This practically oriented book illustrates and reviews the imaging appearances of the common and unusual complications that may occur after upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, polypectomy, stricture dilatation, and stent placement.

Detailed attention is devoted to the assessment of complications after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) positioning, the issues associated with video capsule retention after small bowel capsule endoscopy, and iatrogenic colonic perforations in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. A dedicated chapter explains the expanding role and possibilities of interventional radiology in the treatment of such complications. 

The pivotal role of multidetector computed tomography (CT) in the detection and grading of endoscopy-specific iatrogenic complications is highlighted. In addition, normal imaging appearances are presented for comparison and information is provided on such aspects as the mechanisms of complications, patient- and procedure-related risk factors, clinical features, and treatment options according to established guidelines.


The book will be invaluable in enabling gastroenterologists, general surgeons, and radiologists to diagnose and treat endoscopy-related complications in timely fashion.


Gastrointestinal endoscopy Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Colonoscopy Computed Tomography (CT) Complications Gastrointestinal stents Interventional Radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Tonolini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyLuigi Sacco University HospitalMilanItaly

About the editors

Dr. Massimo Tonolini is a radiologist at the “Luigi Sacco” University Hospital in Milan who mainly specializes in Gastrointestinal and Urogenital imaging. He was awarded the "Cum Laude" Award at RSNA Congress in 2002. He has published more than 70 articles in scientific journals, the large majority of them in peer-reviewed international journals. With Springer, he has edited the volumes “Imaging of perianal inflammatory diseases” (2013) and “Imaging of ulcerative colitis” (2014). 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Imaging Complications of Gastrointestinal and Biliopancreatic Endoscopy Procedures
  • Editors Massimo Tonolini
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-31209-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80991-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-31211-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 89 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    General Surgery
    Emergency Medicine
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Industry Sectors
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“This short book details the imaging appearance of complications that may occur after endoscopy. … This book is written for a target audience of all medical professionals. There is a specific secondary target audience of endoscopists, who can use the book to identify complications early. … This is a good book for medical students or others who are currently in training … .” (Colin Elliott Wolslegel, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2017)