Propofol based sedation does not increase rate of perforation during colonoscopy
What is it about?
Sedation related colonoscopic perforation (CP) has been under much debate. Our aim was to assess and compare the CP rate during colonoscopy by using sedation with or without propofol adjuvant.
Why is it important?
There were no significant differences in age, sex, weight, ASA physical status and duration of procedure between the two groups. In group A, nine patients (0.16%) suffered from perforation, and two of them died. In group B, one patient (0.20%) had the CP. No difference in the CP rate with respect to receiving sedation with or without propofol adjuvant was noted (p=0.852). The most common CP site was sigmoid colon. The characteristics of patients and sedative agents used in perforated patients in both groups were not significantly different.
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