PROCTOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Fatal Colonoscopy Due to Bowel Perforation PROCTOLOGY Expert Case

Fatal Colonoscopy Due to Bowel Perforation

This case involves a healthy sixty-two-year-old female patient with no significant past medical history who presented to a medical facility for a routine colonoscopy to remove polyps. She was discharged shortly after the procedure. She returned to the medi …

Hemorrhoid Removal Procedure Leads to Rectal Wall Hematoma PROCTOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a sixty-two-year-old male patient who presented to the hospital with bleeding after defecation. The patient underwent a preoperative colonoscopy which showed no other pathology other than hemorrhoids. The doctor decided to perform a hemo …

Colorectal Surgery Causes Rectal Prolapse and Gangrenous Hemorrhoids PROCTOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-seven-year-old male patient who was admitted to the hospital for complaints of hemorrhoids and rectal pain. The patient was experiencing constipation and took laxatives for relief, but, upon moving his bowels, the patient sustain …

Surgeon Uncovers Missed Diagnosis of Sigmoid Colon Cancer PROCTOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a seventy-three-year-old female patient with a history of smoking, diabetes, and hypertension. The patient was seen by her primary care physician several times for rectal exams and testing for blood in the stool. On all occasions, there  …

Rectal Cancer Bleeding Mistaken for Hemorrhoids PROCTOLOGY Expert Case

Rectal Cancer Bleeding Mistaken for Hemorrhoids

This case involves a fifty-six-year-old female patient who presented to her family physician complaining of increased rectal bleeding during bowel movements. The patient had a history of hemorrhoids and had several ligation procedures in attempts to remedy …

Rectal Cancer Patient Dies From Sepsis PROCTOLOGY Expert Case

Rectal Cancer Patient Dies From Sepsis

This case involves a fifty-two-year-old female that was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer. Approximately one year after her diagnosis, the patient began to experience blood in her stool, along with painful bowel movements. The patient was sent for …

Bowel Resection Procedure Causes Abdominal Compartment Syndrome PROCTOLOGY Expert Case

This OR operations case involves a fifty-eight-year-old female patient who presented to the ER complaining of multiple episodes of daily, non-bilious, non-bloody vomiting, along with generalized abdominal pain. The patient was diagnosed with an intestinal …

Inability to Reverse Colostomy Due to Poor/Friable Rectal Tissue PROCTOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 31-year-old female with a past medical history of HTN, DM, OSA, and Obesity. The patient had been struggling with complicated diverticulitis that subsequently resulted in a perforated bowel with several abscess formations that were ini …