Complication of Colonoscopy

Mar 10, 2019George Potamitis

• Adverse events due to the preparation
• Drug induce (allergy, local thrombosis, respiratory depression)
• Hypoxia
• Pnemonia, pulmonary aspiration
• Cardiac dysrhythmias
• Infection
• Perforation
• Bleeding

Rarely: Trauma of splena, acute appendicitis, impaction of the instrument in a hernia.
The complications of colonoscopy are rare but sometimes serious enough. This is connected with the endoscopist experience.
The mortality is 0.0006%.
The overall complications 0.35% the perforation rate 0.1-0.2% and the hemorrhage 0.09%