Contained colonic perforation due to cecal retroflexion

Zhuo Geng, Deepak Agrawal, Amit G. Singal, Stephen Kircher, Samir Gupta

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Complications of cecal retroflexion performed during colonoscopy have not previously been reported to occur. We report a case of contained colonic perforation secondary to using cecal retroflexion technique to examine the colon, and review available published reports of complications associated with this technique. We conclude that complications may rarely occur with use of cecal retroflexion, and that the clinical benefit of this technique is uncertain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3285-3288
Number of pages4
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 21 2016

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  • Cecal retroflexion
  • Cecum
  • Colonoscopy


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