Perforation causing abdominal compartment syndrome after col
Bowel perforation is a potential complication of colonoscopy, and colonoscopic polypectomy has a higher risk. Perforation may be responsible for abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS), which causes multiple organ dysfunction.

The case of a woman who underwent colonoscopic polypectomy. Subsequent to the procedure, she developed progressive abdominal distension, dyspnea, drowsy consciousness, and hypotension. Her physical examination revealed increased abdominal circumference, coldness, and paleness of the lower limbs. ACS were accordingly diagnosed, most likely to have resulted from bowel perforation. Thus, decompression with a large-bore intravenous catheter and emergent laparotomy were performed. A 0.5-cm lesion over the cecum was discovered and repaired. The patient tolerated the procedure well and underwent intensive care. She was discharged on day 7 after operation, and she had completely recovered.

Source: International Journal of Surgery case reports

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