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Korean J Gastroenterol 2019; 73(6): 327-331  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2019.73.6.327
Diagnosis and Management of Colonoscopy-related Perforation
Nam Seok Ham, Jung Ho Bae1 and Dong-Hoon Yang
Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Seoul National University Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center1, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Dong-Hoon Yang, Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 05505, Korea. Tel: +82-2-3010-0809, Fax: +82-2-3010-6517, E-mail: dhyang@amc.seoul.kr, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7756-2704
Received: May 20, 2019; Revised: June 11, 2019; Accepted: June 11, 2019; Published online: June 25, 2019.
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Colonoscopy is one of the most useful procedures for making the diagnosis and treating various colorectal diseases, but this procedure rarely causes serious complications such as perforation. The incidence of colon perforation during colonoscopy is low. However, as the demand for screening and surveillance colonoscopy has gradually increased and colonoscopic polypectomy has become a commoner procedure in daily clinical practice, endoscopists should pay attention to prevent and manage colonoscopy-related perforation. The purpose of this review is to briefly summarize the guidelines from the World Journal of Emergency Surgery for the management of colonoscopy-related perforation.
Keywords: Colonoscopy; Intestinal perforation; Colon

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