Intracolonic explosion

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An intracolonic explosion is an explosion inside the colon of a person due to ignition of explosive gases such as methane. This can happen during colonic exploration, as a result of the electrical nature of a colonoscope. The result can be acute colonic perforation, which can be fatal.[1]

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  1. ^ Ladas SD, Karamanolis G, Ben-Soussan E (October 2007). "Colonic gas explosion during therapeutic colonoscopy with electrocautery". World J. Gastroenterol. 13 (40): 5295–8. PMID 17879396. 

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