Endoscopic repair of a large colonoscopic perforation with clips

Surg Endosc. 2008 Sep;22(9):2072-4. doi: 10.1007/s00464-008-9782-6. Epub 2008 Jul 2.


We report a patient with a large colonic perforation that occurred in a screening colonoscopy, successfully repaired with endoclips, although the safety and efficacy of this approach is not entirely established. Endoscopic clip placement can be used to treat iatrogenic colonic perforation, when the defect is readily recognized and is easily accessible for closure, and the bowel preparation is excellent.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Colon, Sigmoid / injuries*
  • Colon, Sigmoid / surgery
  • Colonoscopy / adverse effects*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iatrogenic Disease
  • Intestinal Perforation / drug therapy
  • Intestinal Perforation / etiology
  • Intestinal Perforation / surgery*
  • Intraoperative Complications / etiology
  • Intraoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Surgical Instruments


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents