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Korean J Gastroenterol 2019; 73(6): 315-321  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2019.73.6.315
Medical Dispute Related to Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Complications: Prevention and Management
Yunho Jung
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Yunho Jung, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, 31 Suncheonhyang 6?gil, Dongnam?gu, Cheonan 31151, Korea. Tel: +82?41?570?3741, Fax: +82?41?574?5762, E?mail: yoonho7575@naver.com, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7760-0050

This manuscript is based on 2019 Spring Seminar of the Korean Society of Gastroenterology. The Editorial Board of Korean J Gastroenterol agreed to publish this manuscript to Korean J Gastroenterol as a special article
Received: March 23, 2019; Revised: April 12, 2019; Accepted: April 15, 2019; Published online: June 25, 2019.
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Because gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy examinations are being performed increasingly frequently, the rate of detection of cancer and of precancerous lesions has increased. Moreover, development of more advanced endoscopic technologies has expanded the indications for, and thus frequency of, therapeutic endoscopic procedures. However, the incidence of complications associated with diagnostic or therapeutic GI endoscopy has also increased. The complications associated with GI endoscopy can be ameliorated by endoscopic or conservative treatment, but caution is needed as some of the more serious complications, such as perforation, can lead to death. In this chapter, we review the possible complications of GI endoscopy and discuss methods for their prevention and treatment.
Keywords: Endoscopy; Therapeutics

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