Left Shoulder Pain After Routine Colonoscopy: An Unusual Presentation of Splenic Laceration
JFK Medical Center
splenic haematoma, colonoscopy complications
Diagnosis | Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Surgical Procedures, Operative
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.
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Dziadkowiec K N, Stawinski P M, Radadiya D, et al. (April 21, 2020) Left Shoulder Pain After Routine Colonoscopy: An Unusual Presentation of Splenic Laceration. Cureus 12(4): e7755. doi:10.7759/cureus.7755