Medical Dispute Related to Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Complications: Prevention and Management

Yunho Jung
2019 Korean Journal of Gastroenterology  
Because gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy examinations are being performed increasingly frequently, the rate of detection of cancer and of precancerous lesions has increased. Moreover, development of more advanced endoscopic technologies has expanded the indications for, and thus frequency of, therapeutic endoscopic procedures. However, the incidence of complications associated with diagnostic or therapeutic GI endoscopy has also increased. The complications associated with GI endoscopy can be
more » ... endoscopy can be ameliorated by endoscopic or conservative treatment, but caution is needed as some of the more serious complications, such as perforation, can lead to death. In this chapter, we review the possible complications of GI endoscopy and discuss methods for their prevention and treatment.
doi:10.4166/kjg.2019.73.6.315 pmid:31234621 fatcat:q47xhjbthffvnonpxcfxxuqify