Adverse Events Related to Colonic Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Polypectomy

Amrita Sethi, Louis M. Wong Kee Song

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

16 Scopus citations


Colonoscopy is a commonly performed procedure. The rate of adverse events is 2.8 per 1000 screening colonoscopies. These adverse events include cardiovascular and pulmonary events, abdominal pain, hemorrhage, perforation, postpolypectomy syndrome, infection, and death. Serious adverse events, such as hemorrhage and perforation, occur most frequently when colonoscopy is performed with polypectomy. This article highlights the prevention and management of adverse events associated with polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resection of colonic lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-69
Number of pages15
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Adverse events
  • Endoscopic closure
  • Endoscopic hemostasis
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Perforation
  • Polypectomy
  • Postpolypectomy bleeding
  • Postpolypectomy syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


Dive into the research topics of 'Adverse Events Related to Colonic Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Polypectomy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this