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Big risk of bowel perforation during a routine colonoscopy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very small

The literature quotes rates of 1 in 3000.
I have done over 10, 000 with no perforations. The risk increases with age and previous abdominal surgeries as well as nutritional status.

In brief: Very small

The literature quotes rates of 1 in 3000.
I have done over 10, 000 with no perforations. The risk increases with age and previous abdominal surgeries as well as nutritional status.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Smal

Between on in one thousand and one in ten thousand.

In brief: Smal

Between on in one thousand and one in ten thousand.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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