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Supplementary Material for: A case of gastric perforation caused by excessive insufflation during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: non-operative management.
datasetposted on 2023-11-15, 12:04 authored by Park Y.S.
Introduction Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is used to diagnose and treat upper gastrointestinal diseases, but it can also cause complications, including perforation. Perforation is a serious complication, so it is important to be aware of the risk factors in advance and to take precautions to prevent it. Case presentation We report a case of gastric perforation caused by excessive insufflation during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in a 64-year-old man with a history of multiple active gastric ulcers. During the endoscopy, the patient did not cooperate and insufflation was performed for a prolonged period of time. This led to a mucosal laceration and a hole suspected to be a perforation on the lesser curvature of the gastric body. The patient was treated non-surgically with fasting, intravenous fluids, antibiotics, intravenous proton pump inhibitors, and blood transfusions. No leakage was observed on the follow-up CT scan, and the perforation site was completely healed 2 months later. Conclusion In this case, the patient was successfully treated with conservative therapy alone. The treatment of gastric perforation caused by endoscopy has shifted towards conservative therapy in recent years.