PEG 3350

October 2006
Reactions Weekly;10/14/2006, Issue 1123, p18
Case Study
The article presents a study of a 77-year-old man, who was receiving haemodialysis and had taken laxatives for chronic constipation, developed sigmoid volvulus after ingesting a PEG 3350-containing solution in preparation for colonoscopy. The patient, who had experienced intermittent abdominal discomfort over the previous 2 weeks and was scheduled to undergo a colonoscopy, ingested 4 liters of a PEG 3350-containing solution. After 16 hours, the patient presented with acute abdominal pain.


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