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Pneumoperitoneum and pneumothorax complicating colonoscopy

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2516 (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2516
  1. Davide Durì, medical doctor1,
  2. Francesco Toso, medical doctor2,
  3. Amato De Monte, medical doctor1
  1. 1Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Udine 33100, Italy
  2. 2Radiology Unit, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Italy
  1. duri.davide{at}aoud.sanita.fvg.it

A 65 year old woman underwent endoscopic colonic polypectomy. Soon after the removal of four polyps, she complained of abdominal pain, dyspnoea, …

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