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Complications of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Part of the Radiology of Iatrogenic Disorders book series (IATROGENIC)

Abstract

The technical refinements and widespread application of modern flexible fiberoptic endoscopes have significantly improved the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders. Advances in the last several years permit panendoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum and endoscopy of the entire large intestine, each in a single examination with minimal patient distress and added optical resolution and visibility. Nevertheless, some of the resultant iatrogenic trauma may not be readily apparent to the endoscopist during the procedure, or its clinical manifestation may be delayed. Radiologic evaluation may document many of the major gastrointestinal complications of fiberoptic endoscopy and their extent.

Keywords

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Esophageal Perforation Cervical Esophagus Intramural Hematoma Pyriform Sinus 
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