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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 22 (2008), Issue 4, Pages 411-414
Brief Communication

Pneumoscrotum after Colonoscopy

Sandeep Singh and Manika Thakur

Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine, USA

Received 21 October 2007; Accepted 19 November 2007

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Pneumoscrotum is an unusual problem that is very rarely associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures. It has been reported to occur after colonoscopy and polypectomy. The present paper describes the case of an 81-year-old man with benign pneumoscrotum that formed after polypectomy at the site of a previous rectal polyp. The pneumoscrotum was managed with conservative treatment.