Successful colonoscopic decompression of colon after development of an early postoperative obstruction at the stapled anastomosis after an anterior colectomy and early chemotherapy: A case report

Sun Il Lee, Yoon Ah Park, Seung Kook Sohn

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 1



  • Anastomosis obstruction
  • Colonoscopy
  • Immediate postoperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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