GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESSES

GASTROENTEROLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

ENT Fails To Diagnose Esophageal Cancer In Patient With Persistent Dysphagia GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient with a long history of acid reflux who presented with difficulty swallowing. She was referred to an ENT who ordered a barium study for dysphagia. The study showed reflux but no abnormalities and the patien …

Woman Requires Colectomy After Botched Treatment of Polyp GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Woman Requires Colectomy After Botched Treatment of Polyp

This case involves an elderly woman who underwent a polypectomy. There was a target sign seen with deep cautery effect, and a decision was made to place several hemostatic clips. The patient was discharged the same day with no imaging modality performed. T …

Man is Killed by Undetected Hernia Following Gastric Bypass Surgery GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the death of a middle-aged man who had recently undergone gastric bypass surgery from an internal hernia. The man had called the office of his gastric surgeon and reported a severe constipation problem. Despite his serious complaints, he …

Critical Care Nursing Expert Discusses Dosing Mistake Leading to Amputation GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a female patient in her mid-thirties who presented to the emergency room with persistent abdominal pain and gastric distress. A CT scan was ordered and several possible causes were suggested – the patient was discharged with a referral t …

Polymer Mesh Worsens Patient’s Acid Reflux GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

Polymer Mesh Worsens Patient’s Acid Reflux

This case stems from the use of a polymer-based product in an operation to remedy a patient’s acid reflux. Hours after the procedure, the patient began to develop severe substernal chest pain, an increased white blood cell count, and severe complications …

Delayed Diagnosis of Small Intestine Perforation Causes Sepsis GASTROENTEROLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 67-year-old female patient, who previously had an esophagectomy, and then developed complications after undergoing surgery to her small intestine. The patient was losing a significant amount of weight over a 6-month period, so an attem …