Colon Perforation Rate
- Colon perforation is a hole that develops through the wall of the colon.
- Currently at IEC the percentage of colon perforations is 0.017%.
- Colon perforation is a rare complication.
Iowa Endoscopy Center – External Benchmarking Colon Perforations
ASGE: Large study of colonoscopies at ambulatory endoscopy centers – 116,000 colonoscopies/37 perforations (0.032%)
“Complications of Colonoscopy.” American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 74.4 (2011): 745-52. Print.
IEC: 10 year study ( years 2005-2014) of colon perforations – 53,124 colonoscopies/9 perforations (0.017%)