Endoscopy 2003; 35(7): 638
DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-40220
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Complication of an Endoscopic Tattoo

P. Del Rio1 , P. Dell'Abate1
  • 1Institute of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
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Publication Date:
24 June 2003 (online)

Figure 1 Abdominal pain and fever persisted for 2 months in a 57-year-old woman, following an endoscopic tattooing procedure after polypectomy of a pedunculated polyp. Intra-abdominal and pelvic diffusion of ink could be seen.

Figure 2 Intraoperative view of a reactive lymphadenomegaly in the mesosigmoid. The polyp was an adenocarcinoma with an infiltration of the endoscopic excision line. Colonic resection was performed.

P. Del Rio, MD

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