Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 4, Number 11, November 2013, pages 758-761

Post Colonoscopy Splenic Injuries: Case Series and Recommendations


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Unremarkable chest X ray.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Hemoperitoneum with splenic hematoma.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. CXR showing no free air under the diaphragms.
Figure 4.
Figure 4. Full thickness splenic laceration with capsule stripping.
Figure 5.
Figure 5. Excessive downward stretching of the splenocolic ligament can induce a tear in the splenic capsule and severe hemorrhage (courtesy of Dr Drago Popovic, Hervey Bay Hospital, Australia).