Case Archive

Bowel Perforation During Colonoscopy

67 y/o female goes in for routine colonoscopy. GI perforates her bowel and does not recognize it and sends her home. She develops severe pain and returns to the hospital the following evening. She undergoes a bowel resection and is hospitalized for 2 weeks and in rehab for several months. I know that the act […]


At 22:00 it is reported that dilation was 4.0, effacement 50 and station -2. At 23:01 contraction frequency was 3 and contraction duration 60-90. At 23:53 contraction frequency was 3-4 and duration 40-100. At 23:55 the patient requested an epidural. At 00:08 the patient was positioned on the side of the bed for the epidural […]