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Complication of an Endoscopic Tattoo
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
Institute of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation · University of Parma
Via Gramsci 14 · 43100 Parma · Italy