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Splenic injury as a rare complication of colonoscopy
  1. S R Lewis,
  2. D Ohio,
  3. G Rowley
  1. Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Dr S R Lewis, A&E Department, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Liverpool, CH49 5PE UK; rhyslewis10{at}


Injury resulting from colonoscopy is rare. Bleeding and perforation are the most serious complications. The case history is described of a patient who developed splenic rupture following screening colonoscopy with associated polypectomy.

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Patient consent: Obtained.