A case report describing the successful colonoscopic decompression and catheter drainage of an early postoperative large bowel obstruction caused by swelling at the stapled anastomosis after the initiation of chemotherapy. Our case illustrates that colonoscopy can be successful in managing early postoperative bowel obstruction secondary to swelling at the stapled colonic anastomosis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Feb|
- Anastomosis obstruction
- Immediate postoperation
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