Title

Left Shoulder Pain After Routine Colonoscopy: An Unusual Presentation of Splenic Laceration

Division

East Florida

Hospital

JFK - MU

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

4-21-2020

Keywords

splenic haematoma, colonoscopy complications

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Surgical Procedures, Operative

Abstract

Splenic injury is an uncommon complication following a colonoscopy procedure. Splenic laceration typically presents with post-procedural abdominal pain. We present a case of non-specific shoulder pain, following an uneventful routine colonoscopy and highlight the importance of maintaining a high degree of clinical suspicion for the general gastroenterologist.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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