Massive gas leak post colonoscopic biopsy

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Had colonoscopy in the morning with biopsy of obvious caecal mass. Now distension and pain in the evening ? perforation

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

Extensive free gas adjacent to a mass lesion in the caecum/ascending colon (arrow) that was biopsied at colonoscopy. Free gas is also in the peritoneal cavity, subcutaneous fat of the abdomen and buttocks, retroperitoneum, mediastinum and chest wall.

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Case information

rID: 28429
Case created: 25th Mar 2014
Last edited: 23rd Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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