Estévez-Boullosa P. Splenic rupture following a diagnostic upper endoscopy. World J Gastrointest Endosc 2010; 2(6): 235-236
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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Jun 16, 2010; 2(6): 235-236 Published online Jun 16, 2010. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v2.i6.235
Splenic rupture following a diagnostic upper endoscopy
Pamela Estévez-Boullosa, Pedro A Alonso-Aguirre, Ignacio Couto-Worner, Marta Blanco-Rodriguez, Pedro de Llano-Monelos and Federico Sanchez-Gonzalez, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital La Coruña, La Coruña 15009, Spain
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Correspondence to: Pamela Estévez-Boullosa, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital La Coruña, La Coruña 15009, Spain. email@example.com
Received: January 8, 2010 Revised: May 16, 2010 Accepted: May 23, 2010 Published online: June 16, 2010
Complications following endoscopic procedures have been rarely reported and spontaneous rupture of a normal spleen is an exceptional complication following a gastroscopy. This paper reports a case of a spontaneous rupture of a normal spleen following a gastroscopy.