Intracolonic explosion

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An intracolonic explosion or colonic gas 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]


  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. doi:10.3748/wjg.v13.i40.5295. PMC 4171316. PMID 17879396. Archived from the original on 2009-03-22.

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