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Ann Surg Treat Res. 2017 Nov;93(5):284-286. English. Brief Communication. https://doi.org/10.4174/astr.2017.93.5.284
Park JH , Lim SW , Kim SE , Kim MJ , Park HC .
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea. swlim12@hallym.ac.kr
Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea.
Abstract

Colonic perforation during colonoscopy is a rare but lethal complication. Recently, it is usually managed with laparoscopic approach. Here we present our experience of single incision laparoscopic repair for sigmoid colon perforation during colonoscopy. A 57-year-old male patient presented with an acute sigmoid colon perforation event during diagnostic colonoscopy. Emergency operation was performed with transumbilical single incision laparoscopic exploration. The perforated site of sigmoid colon was primarily repaired with the curved endoscopic linear stapler. The patient was discharged after 5 days uneventfully. Single port laparoscopic repair is a safe and feasible method for the management of acute colonoscopic perforation during diagnostic colonoscopy.

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