Colonoscopy induced ischemic colitis: An endoscopic and histological assay

Abhishek Mahajan, Balaji Musunuri, Shiran Shetty

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Colonoscopy is a safe and effective diagnostic modality for various ileo-colonic diseases. Though the procedure itself is a rare cause of ischaemic colitis. Fewer than 30 cases of ischaemic colitis caused by colonoscopy procedure have been reported in the literature to date. The colon is susceptible to ischemia due to its minor blood flow compared to other organs in the abdomen. The etiology of colon ischemia after colonoscopy is multifactorial. Endoscopists must be aware of this condition and its risk factors for risk minimization, early diagnosis and proper treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101975
JournalClinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 10-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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