Laparoscopic Rescue of an Endoscopic Catastrophy: Giant Duodenal Perforation

Shanglei Liu, MD, Ran B Luo, MD, Jonathan C DeLong, MD, Ryan Broderick, MD, Alisa M Coker, MD, Caitlin Houghton, MD, Bryan Sandler, Garth R Jacobsen, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD. Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego

Duodenal perforation during an endoscopic procedure is one of the most dreaded complications and can often result in highly morbid operations. Here we present a case of a giant perforation of the duodenum caused by endoscopic ultrasound that was managed successfully with laparoscopic primary repair. This demonstrates the techniques and feasibility of this repair.

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