alexa Facial petechiae as a complication of diagnostic endoscopy.


Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Author(s): Ozaslan E, Purnak T, Senel E

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Abstract We present here the case of a 31-year-old man that developed facial petechiae after unsedated upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The lesions disappeared completely after 5 days. In English literature, only one patient similar to ours has been reported. The most likely explanation of this condition is a Valsalva maneuver that raised the intrathoracic or abdominal pressure and resulted in a rupture of capillaries in the skin. Endoscopists should therefore be aware of this rare and reversible complication.
This article was published in Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research

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