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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 104-106

Herbal enema: At the cost of colon


1 Department of Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery, ILS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, ILS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, India

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Om Tantia
Department of Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery, ILS Hospital, DD-6, Sector - I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 064
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.97601

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Various colonic side-effects of herbal enema have been reported in literature ranging from mild abdominal discomfort to self-limiting haemorrhagic colitis. It rarely requires blood transfusion or subtotal colectomy. We report a 57-year-old male patient developing severe ileo-colitis with persistent massive rectal bleeding immediately after herbal enema administration for the treatment of chronic constipation and was resistant to conservative management. Patient was managed successfully with emergency total laparoscopic colectomy. Post-operative recovery of the patient was excellent.






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