Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: expected post-procedural findings and adverse events

Tarek N. Hanna, Saurabh Rohatgi, Haris N. Shekhani, Fatima Shahid, Vijayanadh Ojili, Faisal Khosa

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Complications related to endoscopy are commonly encountered in the emergency department (ED) due to an increased use of outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. A majority of these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients with post-procedural symptoms may return to the ED. Since these patients often undergo computed tomography (CT) for diagnosis of post-procedure complications, the emergency radiologist should be familiar with the spectrum of expected post-procedural findings, as well as common and rare complications. We present a pictorial review of post-endoscopy complications and review imaging protocols in different clinical scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-511
Number of pages9
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • Complications
  • Computed tomography
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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