GI Emergencies: A Quick Reference Guide

Robert C. Lowe, MD; Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc

Chapter 13: Complications Of Endoscopy (continued)

Jennifer A. Sinclair, MD; Caroline Loeser, MD

You receive the following call from the emergency department (ED): We would like to discuss a patient known to your service who has presented with a fever. The patient was seen in endoscopy yesterday for an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with esophageal dilation. He regularly needs dilation for a benign stricture after a caustic ingestion as a child. As far as we know, the procedure was uncomplicated, and the patient was discharged home. The patient was doing well until this morning, when he started to feel short of breath and noted a fever. We are concerned that his symptoms are related to…