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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 36

of 'Post-ERCP perforation'

Treatment of a duodenal perforation secondary to an endoscopic sphincterotomy with clips.
Katsinelos P, Paroutoglou G, Papaziogas B, Beltsis A, Dimiropoulos S, Atmatzidis K
World J Gastroenterol. 2005;11(39):6232.
Perforation is one of the most serious complications of endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) necessitating immediate surgical intervention. We present a case of successful management of such a complication with endoclipping. A 85-year-old woman developed duodenal perforation after ES. The perforation was identified early and its closure was achieved using three metallic clips in a single session. There was no procedure-related morbidity or complications and our patient was discharged from hospital 10 d later. Endoclipping of duodenal perforation induced by ES is a safe, effective and alternative to surgery treatment.
Department of Endoscopy and Motility Unit, "G.Gennimatas" Hospital, Ethnikis Aminis 41, 54635 Thessaloniki, Greece. pantso@the.forthnet.gr