Chapter 14. Complications of Colonoscopy

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine3,4,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist5 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor6,7
  1. Sybile Van Lierde MD1 and
  2. Jo Vandervoort MD2

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch14

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Van Lierde, S. and Vandervoort, J. (2008) Complications of Colonoscopy, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 4

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 5

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 6

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 7

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Gastroenterology, A.Z. St-Elisabeth, Zottegem, Belgium

  2. 2

    Department of Gastroenterology, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292



  • colonoscopy;
  • complications of colonoscopy;
  • management of delayed hemorrhage;
  • colonic perforation;
  • postpolypectomy electrocoagulation syndrome;
  • rare complications of colonoscopy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Complications

  • References