SIES SERIES V
Prevention and Management of GI Bleeding and Luminal Perforation in 2021
Recognising, preventing and managing luminal perforation has become increasingly important for all endoscopists to understand and master. Perforation during endoscopy is fortunately infrequent but it is often a life altering and devastating experience for Endoscopist and patient alike.
Although iatrogenic endoscopic perforation can be instrument related, most commonly it is related to tissue resection (mostly polypectomy). For most endoscopists, this will occur in the colon and we will devote SIES series V to this aspect. Other luminal sites will be covered in the subsequent series. Fortunately, with the application of some simple rules this colonic catastrophe is easily averted or managed.