W. Michael McDonnell, MD; Fritz Loura, MD
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McDonnell W., Loura F.; Complications of Colonoscopy. Ann Intern Med. 2007;147:212-213. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-147-3-200708070-00016
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2007;147(3):212-213.
TO THE EDITOR:
Levin and colleagues (1) report a major complication in about 1 in 200 colonoscopies and a perforation rate approaching 1 in 1000. They point out that their results are consistent with other reports on complications (Table[2–14]). However, if we (or any large private practice gastroenterology group) had such a complication rate, it would be cause for concern and in need of review.
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